I’ll Be Bach

by James Stevenson

No, this isn’t the terminator of cocktails; it’s actually light, fresh and delicious. However, I have been brunching a lot lately and this means mixing cocktails that will pair deliciously with a lighter lunch, and today’s cocktails is a fresh variation on the classic Seelbach Cocktail. This cocktail has a wonderful back-story steeped in history and intrigue, however, that was all a bit far fetched; however, it is a delicious cocktail that will live on as a modern classic.

, I’ll Be Bach

This variation sticks with the base of the classic, but I have added in some mandarin juice to make it “brunchier”, and made a few other modifications to balance the cocktail. The biggest change I made was to remove the bubbles; blasphemous I know, but I just didn’t have any in the fridge. Instead, I reached for a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, which delivered wonderful citrus, floral and tropical fruit notes that paired perfectly with the meal and balanced out the other ingredients.



  1. Combine all ingredients, except wine, in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake to chill and combine ingredients
  3. Fine strain into your cocktail glass
  4. Top with Sauvignon Blanc
  5. Garnish & Enjoy!
  6. Enjoyed best when you make more than one and share with friends!

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