Le Papillon

François Vera, Pour Vous | Los Angeles

François Vera’s Le Papillon is an ambrosial amalgam of citrus, cassis and singani, served at LA’s Parisian-style Pour Vous. And while one might not think to pair the Bolivian spirit with one made famous in Burgundy, the inclusion of muddled grapes alongside the grape brandy suggests a nod to the original wine-based Kir, a genial gesture from one French institution to another.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces singani, preferably Singani 63
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce orgeat syrup
  • 4 or 5 grapes, muddled
  • 1/4 ounce cassis

Garnish: a grape and a blackberry

  1. Muddle grapes in a cocktail shaker and add all ingredients except cassis.
  2. Shake with a few ice cubes and strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass.
  3. Add crushed ice into the glass and pour the cassis on top.
  4. Garnish with a grape and a blackberry.

Tagged: cassis, singani