Page of Swords

shot of the Page of Swords
Fresh and reminiscent of springtime, Drew Gosselin's Page of Swords earned a runner-up spot in the 2017 Official Cocktail Competition

Out of the over 300 entries submitted in the 2017 Official Cocktail Competition, Drew Gosselin of New Orleans's Compère Lapin placed as one of the seven runners-up, all of which tied at only one point less than the winning entry.

Gosselin describes the thought process behind the Page of Swords: "This cocktail uses the clean fresh aromas of spring as inspiration. It reflects delicacy within structure; analyzes femininity as strength. The Page of Swords in the Tarot represents a young-at-heart male embarking on a quest for truthfulness. It is ruled by Air, the ethereal, and the beginning of a journey toward difficult challenges."


  • 1.5 ounces Uncle Val's Restorative Gin
  • .5 ounce Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • .5 ounce Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
  • .5 ounce Salers Aperitif


Stir all ingredients in beaker and strain into Nick and Nora.