The Idillic Cocktail Recipe

The Idillic Cocktail Recipe
Staff Writer
Idillic Cocktail at Gilt Club

Photo courtesy of Zach Lewis

Idillic Cocktail at Gilt Club

Originally inspired by a Cosmopolitan, dill was added to give the cocktail a savory component. The result is a drink with a lot of complexity and a very defined flavor profile on the palette. It starts with the fruit, moving through the savory from the herb and finishing with the spice from the pepper.


  • 2 ounces house-infused serrano and tangerine vodka
  • ½ ounces orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounces fresh sweetened lemon juice
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Generous pinch of dill


Muddle dill with ice in a shaker, add vodka and shake like you're trying to win a prize.

Pour over ice in a bucket, add juice and garnish with a lemon.

Click Here to Learn How to Make Serrano and Tangerine Infused Vodka.

Dill Shopping Tip

Look for fresh green leaves free of any wilting. The leaves should be soft and feathery; it is best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.

Dill Cooking Tip

When using dill in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.