Looking for the perfect drink to make your beloved? (Because nothing says “I like you a lot” like a perfectly balanced, hand-crafted cocktail for two, right?) We asked Toronto’s THR & Co.’s bar manager and co-partner Liz Campbell for her recommendation for the perfect date night creation…and we think you’ll fall for what she suggested. Cheers!

“The Tandem is the perfect drink for date night,” says Campbell. “The strength of the bourbon appeals to the men, while the floral aspects of the earl grey tea make the drink approachable to women too. The Yellow Chartreuse ties it all together with its herbaceous and floral aromas, still with enough strength to hold up to the Bourbon. Best enjoyed in tandem.”

The Tandem
1.5oz Makers Mark Bourbon
.5oz Yellow Chartreuse
.25oz Freshly squeezed Lemon juice
1.5oz Earl Grey tea honey Syrup*

*Earl Grey Honey Syrup
1 Part honey
3 parts Hot Water
1 Tsp loose leaf Earl Grey Tea per 250ml of Liquid.

Combine all ingredients and shake over ice.
Strain into a coupe.
Serve up (no ice)
Garnish with Earl Grey leaves (found within premium loose leaf teas)

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