Better Together cocktail by Simon Kirstenfeger

We are glad to introduce to our Spirits Hunters recipes, Simon Kirstenfeger. An accomplished bartender competitor who has won several first-place awards from elite showcases reflecting his skill and ambition.

His cocktail Better Together is an example of his quest on perfecting his skills and showing innovation on recipes, thus this cocktail includes Earl Grey tea, making the best of this trend in a refined cocktail.

“Life is a Journey not a Destination”, is Simon’s motto. Steers his traveling lifestyle from which he dives deep into drinks cultures around the world. After learning and traveling throughout Europe and Australia, you can now find him in Colombia as a leading force in the quickly emerging south American market.


Better Together

Better Together cocktail by Simon Kirstenfeger


1 0z Reposado tequila

1/3 ml Aperol

3/4 ml lime juice (fresh)

1/2 oz Earl grey & vanilla syrup

top up with Dry champagne

Glass : champagne flute

*Earl grey and vanilla syrup: over extract an aromatic earl grey tea (Mevlana turkish one works great if available) for around 10 minutes. Add equal amount of sugar and add the mark of 2 vanilla pots. Dissolve and let cool down. Bottle and refrigerate.


Shake all ingredients besides of the champagne and double strain into a champagne flute. Top up with Champagne.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.

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