Having its heyday in the 1930’s at the storied Russian Tea Room in Manhattan, the first vodka-Based cocktail to make it in the United States was the Gypsy Queen. Originally, this cocktail utilized Benedictine, a liqueur made of herbs, roots and sugar and based on a recipe by Benedictine Monks in the 15th Century. Here, those raw herbs have been coupled with a touch of Peach, in lieu of sugar. Hand-crafted bitters and a slight citrus zest elevate the vodka, and your experience, to tantalizing, exciting and surprising heights. The Clyde will make you wonder why you ever settled for cranberry juice or club soda.
Step 1. Freeze a box of The Clyde.
Step 2. Pop open as many cubes as needed.
Step 3. Drop cubes into a shaker or glass, pairing 1 cube + 1 shot (1.5oz) of your favorite vodka, rum or seltzer.
Step 4. Shake or Stir until completely dissolved, and enjoy your Peach Cosmopolitan with Benedictine-Inspired Herbs & Artisanal Bitters.
Filtered Water, Invert Sugar, Crystalline Fructose, Peach Juice Concentrate, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors (Oils of Neroli, Rosemary, Sage, & Juniper with Vanilla), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate & Potassium Sorbate (as Preservatives).
Lou saved Clyde’s life during the war and ever since, Clyde went everywhere that Lou did. Clyde was at once the most complicated and simplest guy you could ever meet. Having grown up in Georgia, Clyde had a charming southern drawl and was obsessed with peaches. ‘The Clyde’ was one of Herb and Lou’s earliest concoctions and was a tribute to Clyde’s friendship and, according to family lore, captures his quiet sophistication perfectly.