Avant Cocktail

Avant Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

The gin-based Avant Cocktail is made with a blend of fresh basil, grapes and L'Esprit de June; an exotic and unique vine flower liqueur.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce L'Esprit de June
  • 5 green grapes plus 1 to garnish
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1/8 ounce fresh lemon
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • Tonic water to fill


  1. Place the grapes and the basil into a cocktail shake and muddle gently.
  2. Add the gin, L'Esprit de June, lemon and simple syrup to the shaker, and vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds.
  3. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice, fill with tonic water and then garnish with a grape; serve immediately.

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