Just like a River

Cocktail Developed By

Kate Chernoff

The inspiration for my cocktail was the River Teith; the powerful river which fuels Deanston’s distillery. The river is symbolic of Deanston’s ambition and community, as well as a symbol for the need to progress and move forward in our industry. Naming my cocktail “Just like a River” represents my dedication to bettering my community through my collaboration with Good Night Out and the medium of Deanston.

  • 2oz Deanston Virgin Oak
  • 1.75oz River Deep Cordial*
  • 4.25oz Club Soda 

Garnish: Dill sprig and spritz of Island Aroma**

Glass: Collins Glass

Method: In a chilled highball glass, add large clear ice cubes up to the wash line. Pour over ice 4oz fresh & chilled soda, 2oz River Deep Cordial, and 2oz Deanston Virgin Oak. Very gently lift ice up and down with a bar spoon to incorporate. Garnish with Island Aroma atomizer spray. Gently release oils from a dill sprig by rolling the spring between your hands, then add it to the drink with a straw. Enjoy responsibly.

*River Deep Cordial:

To a sous vide / sealable bag, add:

  • 80g lemon peels
  • 40g lime peels
  • 20g orange peels
  • 40g blanched & slivered almonds
  • 4 cloves
  • 10g grated ginger
  • 600g honey
  • 300g water
  • 30g malic acid

Seal, then sous vide at 70 degrees Celsius for 1 hour. Fine strain, label, and store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Yield: 30 oz

**Island Aroma Spray:
In a sanitized container, add:

  • 60ml room temperature water,
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil,
  • 1 tsp / 5ml vanilla extract,
  • 1 tsp / 5ml maldon salt, and
  • 1 tsp / 5ml cane sugar.

Stir to combine, then funnel into an atomizer. Label and store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

Please drink responsibly

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The Deanston Old Fashioned


  • 30ml Deanston Virgin Oak whisky
  • Cube of brown sugar
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Splash of water
  • Ice
  • Orange twist to garnish


  1. Muddle the sugar and Angostura Bitters together in a glass with a splash of water
  2. Drop in some ice and the whisky and give it a good mix
  3. Add a squeeze of orange zest and twist to garnish