Julia Diakow and her Cocktails

Julia Diakow is a bartender at Cuchillo in Railtown as well as a Bartender at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. By day she is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Sovereign Wine and Spirits Ltd.

I asked Julia to make a selection of her more unique cocktails at Cuchillo.

Up first is Au bon vieux temps

Julia Diakow makes Au bon vieux temps

Julia Diakow makes Au bon vieux temps

Au bon vieux temps

Inspired by her week in Belgium and named for her favourite bar in Brussels.

Ingredients:

30 ml Bols Genever

15 ml Lemon juice

15 ml Honey Apricot Anise syrup

Leffe Blonde beer

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients (except for the Leffe beer) into a shaker tin and shake over ice

2) Strain into a champagne flute and top with Leffe beer

3) Garnish with lemon twist and anise

Au bon vieux temps

Au bon vieux temps

The next cocktail she made was the Sola de Vega

Julia making the Sola de Vega

Julia making the Sola de Vega

Sola de Vega

Inspired by the agave fields of Oaxaca

Ingredients:

30 ml Siete Misterios Espadin Mezcal

15 ml PX Sherry

10 ml Banana syrup

3 dashes Scrappy’s Orange bitters

1 dash of vanilla salt

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients and stir over ice

2) Strain into chilled coupe glass

3) Garnish with lime twist

 

Sola de Vega

Sola de Vega

For her 3rd cocktail she made a Luchador’s Flip

Julia making the Luchador’s Flip

Julia making the Luchador’s Flip

Luchador’s Flip

Inspired by Cuchillo and the winter seasos

Ingredients:

45 ml Centinela Reposado Tequila

15 ml Becherovka

15 ml Ancho Chili syrup

1 full egg

20 ml Horchata

3 dashes of Scrappy’s Chocolate bitters

Method:

1) Combine all ingredients and dry shake

2) Shake once again over ice

3) Fine strain into a Flip glass

4) Garnish with a dash of nutmeg

Luchador’s Flip

Luchador’s Flip

Cuchillo is located at 261 Powell Street in Vancouver and Julia can be found on twitter @JDiakow

By: Richard Wolak