Your New Peak Summer Cocktail By the team at Dante.

By Babe | Photo by Dante

Between home-camp, the never-ending news cycle and the incessant questions surrounding school, we could all use a cocktail or 12. Luckily, our friends at Dante, the award-winning cocktail bar and small-plates Mecca for foodies and boozehounds, supplied us with just the tipple we need to take the edge off life. For the mama-to-be’s out there, feel free to swap any alcohol for a little something fizzy. (We won’t tell either way). Drink up, preferably somewhere sunny.

The Summer 2020 Cocktail

“One of the greatest dining experiences I have had was eating Isan cuisine on the streets in Bangkok in searing heat, accompanied by a glass of Thai drinking vinegar,” says Linden Pride, owner of Dante. The balance of acidity and flavor was remarkable and so refreshing. When developing this summer cocktail, I wanted to tie in those wonderful flavors of pineapple drinking vinegar made by Andy Ricker with artisan smoky mezcal, the fragrance of Lillet Rose and the natural acidity of fresh passionfruit. The drink is dry, refreshing and completely tantalizing.”


  • 1oz Banhez Mezcal
  • 1oz Lillet Rose
  • 0.25oz Som Pineapple Drinking Vinegar
  • 0.5oz fresh pineapple
  • 0.25oz simple syrup (1:1 ratio of sugar to water) 
  • 1/4 fresh passionfruit
  • East Austin Pineapple Cider to top
  • Glass: Spritz glass 
  • Garnish: 1/4 fresh passionfruit

Sip and enjoy.