Tree to Drink by Corey Squarzioni - Luca & Andrea

“Tree to Drink”. As you can guess from the name, i wanted to create a drink ispired by all the components of a tree, taking ispiration from the main ingredient of my drink, the Mastic.

Suze, a liquor made from gentian root, represents the roots, the part in the ground to keep the tree firmly on the ground. The Mastic represents the trunk, the “soul” of our tree, the most important part that grows and rises upwards. The rose liquor represents the final part of our tree, the results obtained, which are the flowers. Finally, an elderflowers flavoured tonic top to complete our “Tree to Drink”. As decoration an edible flower. Easy to make and replicate, built directly into the glass, four ingredients, no homemade. Clear and Limpid. Cheers!

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Tree to Drink

Roots Mastic
Rose Liquor Briottet
Elderflower Tonic Fever-Tree

Corey Squarzioni
Luca & Andrea - Alzaia Naviglio Grande
Milano - Italy

Pinewood by Juan Jose Orellano - Beaufort Bar, Savoy Hotel

My inspiration comes from my trip to the magic Island of Chios full of history and the mediterranean culture that the people have , really similar to my city in the south of Spani, Murcia.

It helps as well when you work with Greek people at work and they always try to make something with Roots.

I wanted to represent those people that they work really hard to make Mastica , the way the cut the tree with a small knife , I think a swizzle drink is the best way to represent it in Bartending . In every ingredient I try to represent the flavour of the tree, smoky pine flavour, pineapple for the mouth feel, lime for the citrusy and refreshing notes, walnut bitters representing the area where the trees are. Low abv long drink that everyone could make easy everywhere.

Many thanks, Juan


Roots Mastic
Smoky Ginger ale
Pineapple Juice
Lime Juice
Walnut Bitters

Juan Jose Orellano
Beaufort Bar, Savoy Hotel
London - UK