Byrrh de Garde

Matt Tocco, Strategic Hospitality | Nashville

Whiskey cocktails are easily the most popular drinks category at Nashville’s Pinewood SocialThe Patterson House and the newly opened Le Sel, says beverage director Matt Tocco. “Whiskey is a huge part of the institutional memory and heritage of the south,” he explains, “but in the summertime our guests seem to want something more refreshing.”

In this shaken whiskey cocktail, Tocco blends bourbon with fruity and bitter Byrrh, lemon juice and grenadine, before topping it all with a splash of soda water, for a drink that sits somewhere in between a Whiskey Sour, a Blinker and a Byrrh Cassis.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce bourbon, preferably Old Forester Signature
  • 1 ounce Byrrh
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • soda water, to top

  1. Add the bourbon, Byrrh, grenadine and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a Collins glass and top with soda water.