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The Golden Year From Hunky Dory

A simple sunflower orgeat makes this cocktail shine.

At Hunky Dory, Claire Sprouse puts sustainability at the forefront of the bar’s cocktail program. In this recipe, she uses a sunflower orgeat instead of the traditional almond-based version because almonds require more water to grow than sunflowers.


  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • ½ oz. Cynar
  • 1 oz. sunflower seed orgeat
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:white mug
  • Garnish:dried sunflower and marigold petals (optional)


Combine ingredients in a shaker tin and shake with pebble ice. Dump contents into glass and pack full with more pebble ice. Garnish.

Sunflower Seed Orgeat: Combine 400 grams of hot water, 200 grams of sugar and 150 grams of sunflower seeds, unsalted & roasted. Blend the ingredients until smooth, then strain. Makes 1 quart.

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