June n Juice

Anthony Bates, The Polo Bar | New York

The June n Juice is bartender Anthony Bates’ ode to Juneteenth. His pear- and gin-laced riff on the Piña Colada is his way of honoring the path—from the Caribbean up through the South—that many African-Americans took when they came to America. The Caribbean influence comes by way of coconut and pineapple, while Bittermens Burlesque bitters add a touch of New Orleans spice to the mix.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce London dry gin, preferably Oxley
  • 1 ounce pear brandy, preferably Purkhart Pear Williams Brand
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 3 dashes Bittermens Burlesque Bitters

Garnish: mint bouquet

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with pebble or crushed ice.
  2. Shake until chilled and pour into a Collins glass.
  3. Top with more pebble or crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with mint.

Tagged: gin, pina coldada