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Touch of Provence Cocktail

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A Touch of Provence Cocktail with rye whiskey, Byrrh, lemon and lavender

TheTouch of Provence Cocktail was so delicious when my husband and I had it at Petit Trois restaurant in Studio City that we went on a mission to reverse engineer it the following day. Locating a Rye whiskey was easy. Originally we went with Rittenhouse Rye  but finding the illusive Byrrh Grand Quinquina (pronounced Beer) was not as easy.

A bit about the Byrrh Grand Quinquina in this cocktail.

Byrrh Grand Quinquina is a 19th Century recipe originating in French Catalonia that combines mistelle (un-fermented grape juice), wine, quinquina bark (quinine) and other exotic spices and botanicals that are aged in oak barrels. The flavor of this unusual aperitif is one of ripe fruit and strawberry jam mixed with bitter quinine and spice. It is said to pair well with blue cheese.

Finally locating the crucial ingredients, I worked on recreating the Touch of Provence Cocktail (renamed). It’s a fairly simple recipe and it took just a few tries to get the measurements right.

If you like whiskey, this may be a cocktail for you.

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Touch of Provence Cocktail

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  • Author: Lisa @ My Studio Kitchen
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


A touch of France.



2 ounces Rye

1/2 ounce Byrrh Grand Quinquina

Juice from half a lemon

Small splash of agave syrup

Sprig of lavender for garnish.


Fill a shaker with ice.

Pour all ingredients into shaker, shake vigorously then pour into martini glass.

Garnish with a lavender sprig.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: NA
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaker
  • Cuisine: Mixology

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