Cocktail Special: The Nectar Thief

Cocktail Special: The Nectar Thief
  • tanqueray dry gin
  • chareau aloe liquor
  • fresh lime
  • mint
  • celery bitters
  • 11

With summer now in full swing, a few things come to mind for Seattle natives: Mariners games, Alki Beach, Marymoor concerts, and Seafair. Chances are good that you’re probably going to need something to help cool the sweet kiss of the summer sun. Some aloe perhaps?

Enter Chareau Aloe Liqueur: A macerated vine-fruit brandy featuring fresh aloe vera juice, cucumber, lemon peel, muskmelon, and spearmint.

Known as a natural remedy for soothing sunburns and aiding in skin health, the aloe plant relies on long-beaked, nectar-drinking birds (such as hummingbirds and sunbirds) for pollination. Many of these birds continue to feast on the aloe nectar year-round without contributing to the plant pollination cycle. For this reason, the birds are nicknamed “nectar thieves.”

Thanks to Chareau, this cocktail uses the same nectar of the aloe plant to make a truly unique, delicate concoction designed to help pacify the summer heat. Larceny at its very best!

Executive Chef Brian Gojdics