From the depths of Oak Bay in Victoria, BC, this revision of the classic Sazerac is a creation of – and fixture at – the home bar of our President, Peter Hunt.  It features our buttery Oaken Gin, a combination of bitters, and a whisper of absinthe. The Oak Bay Cocktail speaks volumes of its terroir; it’s as stiff as a westerly wind, as bright as a hanging basket, and evidence that Victoria is not “nearly dead” but killing it.


  • 2 oz Oaken Gin
  • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • rinse Absinthe
  • twist Lemon


Combine Gin, simple syrup and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir.  Rinse your cocktail glass with absinthe.  Strain Gin mix into glass.  Zest lemon over glass and garnish with a wide twist.