Virginia Jewel, featuring James River Distillery

This recipe came about after my bartenders accidentally “invented” a classic cocktail that I like quite a bit, the Bijou. I modified it a bit and made something that is a bit more Virginia-Centric.

.75oz James River Ostervit
.75oz A Smith Bowman Sunset Hills Gin
.75oz War & Rust Virginia Quinquina
.75oz Yellow Chartreuse
2 Dashes Orange Bitters (We split the dashes between Fee Bros. and Regan’s, which are very different. Angostura Orange is an acceptable substitute)

Chill a coupe or cocktail glass. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir well, and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Derek Salerno of Shagbark
4901 Libbie Mill East Blvd Suite 175 Richmond, VA 23230