Secret Recipe: Bergerac's Duchess & Canals Cocktail


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The classic Negroni has been holidized especially for 7x7, thanks to Anthony Parks, bartender at SoMa’s new restaurant and bar Bergerac. Expertly balanced, the sweet-and-spicy Duchess & Canals cocktail is an intoxicating way to toast the season. Ask for it by name at the bar and mention the magazine for this off-menu special. Cheers!

Duchess & Canals

Serves 1

1 ounce Bols Genever

1 ounce housemade coconut oil-washed Campari (see recipe below)

½ ounce punt e mes

¼ ounce housemade spiced pumpkin syrup (see recipe below)

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 dashes Peychaud bitters

1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and stir.

2. Garnish with a grapefruit ribbon, and serve in a coupe or flute.


Coconut oil-washed Campari

17 ounces Campari

7 ounces coconut oil

Equipment needed:

Cambro (or freezer-safe mixing vessel with a lid)


750 milliliter bottle

1. Liquify the coconut oil by placing the unsealed jar in a pot of hot water and bring the temp to a near boil. Watch for all solids to solidify.

2. Combine Campari with coconut oil in a cambro and stir.  

3. Let sit at room temperature for at least 24 hours then place in freezer until all oils have solidified.  

4. Strain once with a chinois or fine mesh strainer, discard solids.

5. Refreeze Campari infusion until you see another layer of fat form on the surface, at least 6 hours. Strain once more through a cheesecloth.  

6. Store in a 750 milliliter bottle.


Spiced pumpkin syrup

1/3 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to keep syrup from burning. 

3. Let mixture cook together until it becomes syrupy and begins to coat a spoon (for about 10-15 minutes), then remove from heat.

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