The Deer Hunter Cocktail

Staff Writer
The Deer Hunter Cocktail
Courtesy of Bullfrog and Baum

The Deer Hunter cocktail

It may still be blazing hot in Vegas, but at the Vesper Bar in The Cosmopolitan, it's beginning to feel like fall. Mixologist Chris Hopkins has whipped up a new cocktail in honor of a popular fall pasttime, deer hunting. The Deer Hunter is a mix of features, including Domaine de Canton, Plymouth Sloe gin, Glenfiddich 15-year, lemon juice, spiced honey, oranges, and cloves. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/4 Ounce Domaine de Canton
  • 1 Ounce Plymouth Sloe gin
  • 3/4 Ounces Glenfiddich 15-year
  • 1 Ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 Ounce cardamon/black pepper honey syrup
  • 1 swath of orange peel
  • 2 cloves


Muddle orange peel and cloves. Add remaining ingredients. Shake and fine strain.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.