BOHEMIA: Cocktail of the Month

By Jo Phillips

Sauvelle was created by Olivier Carsoule and Antoine Gravouil.  They are two men who are passionate about cognac, and it was this passion that led them to create their own brand of vodka.  Pairing with their distiller Miko, they together experimented in his lab in his own home in the Cognac area of France, (where, logically enough, many cognac distillers reside). The final product is unique with regard to the intensity of its refinement, giving Sauvelle its distinct taste.  Since .Cent has monthly themes, we have decided to pair Sauvelle‘s cocktails with September’s theme of Bohemia.

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Sauvelle & 17 – Bohemia (September) The Sauvelle & 17 is Sauvelle’s signature Vodka & Tonic created by Anthony Peart of The Hand & Flowers, Marlow.  It is made by stirring Sauvelle Vodka over premium 1724 tonic water and is infused with a fresh vanilla pod to enrich the flavour profiles of the oak smoothed vodka.  This signature drink is part of what makes Sauvelle different – or bohemian – when compared to typical beverages.


-50ml Sauvelle Vodka

-150ml 1724 tonic water

-Adorn with 1 vanilla pod

How to make it:

  • Half fill a branded copa glass with cubed ice.
  • Pour over the Sauvelle vodka and the 1724 tonic water.
  • Make a slice down the base of the vanilla pod and then insert into the glass and use as a stirrer to mix your perfect “Sauvelle & 17”

Watch Studio Sauvelle make the drink here:

Paris Punch – Lady (October)

This drink is a perfect serve for a ladies’ night out. A light, fresh citrus mix is served on the rocks with a twist of wild zest and herbaceous aroma. It was created by Chris Amey from Sauvelle Vodka.  It is served at Galvin @Windows.


-120ml Sauvelle Vodka

-45ml Triple Sec/Cointreau

-30ml maple syrup -30ml lemon juice

-300ml Bitter lemon

-Mix in rosemary sprigs, Grapefruit wedge, orange zest

How to make it:

  • Clap your hands over the rosemary sprigs to open the flavours and drop into your sharing vessel.  
  • Ice to vessel and pour in the Sauvelle, triple sec, maple syrup, lemon juice and stir well with a spoon. Top with ice and pour over the bitter lemon to fill the vessel.
  • Garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig, grapefruit wedges and orange zest.

Watch Studio Sauvelle make the drink here:

The Debonair – Clash (November)

This drink is a professional serve created by Anthony Peart of The Hand & Flowers, Marlow.  Sauvelle Vodka, loose-leaf earl grey tea and peach are combined to make it.  Served in a chilled martini glass, this drink is one that clashes in the best way – the peach and the earl grey tea combined with the vodka wouldn’t normally be thought of as going together, but their opposing flavors work well together to create a balance between rich texture and floral tones.


-50ml Sauvelle Vodka

-1 bar spoon looseleaf earl grey tea

-75ml Peche syrup

-25ml Peach puree

-25ml egg white

-Serve with vanilla incense stick

How to make it:

  • Loosely muddle the earl grey tea in the base of a shaker glass. Add the rest of the ingredients and cubed ice and shake hard to create a foam from the egg white.
  • Double strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with vanilla incense stick in a Sauvelle block.

Watch Studio Sauvelle make the drink here:

Venues stocking Sauvelle at launch include: Hush Bars, Galvin @ Windows, The Donavan Bar at Browns Hotel, Firmdale Hotels, 5 Hertford Street and LuLu’s, Jaks Bar, Zefi’s, The Inception Group (Foggs, Barts, Maggies, Beaver Lodge, Foggs Tavern), The Drury Club, Maddox, RYND Reading, The Mix Bar, Raouls Oxford, Love Jericho,  Crazy Bear Group and many more…..

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