Bottom Of The Barrel- Cooper Tardivel

Back in January when this series started, Shaun Layton– our very first participant- called out Cooper Tardivel of Hawksworth. Layton tasked Cooper with incorporating Midori- a sickly sweet melon liqueur- into a new cocktail.


Photo by Joann Pai

Here we are nearing April and we were finally able to connect with Tardivel and see what he came up with.


Photo by Joann Pai

The Bartender: Cooper Tardivel
The Ingredient: Midori
The Cocktail: East Egg Silver

1oz Midori
½ oz Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
½ oz Booker’s Bourbon
1 Barspoon Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters
½ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz fresh lemon juice
egg white

Dry shake all ingredients then shake over ice. Strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime twist and orange zest.


Cooper found the cloyingly sweet quality of the Midori the most challenge part of working with the product. Despite this, he concocted a light and balanced cocktail that still managed to highlight the challenge ingredient.