Louis Shepherd

C.G.R. Merchant & Co.

Cherry Cooper


Coffee mug


Bourbon flavoured cherry


40ml Maker's Mark

15ml Homemade cold brew coffee

15ml Home made cherry vanilla syrup

20ml Maker's Mark Bourbon cherry infused

15ml Lemon juice

150ml Boiling water




Growing up, my Dad was always introducing me to new music, movies and TV shows. Twin Peaks was always the one I remember watching for the first time. The cinematics and composition were and still are amazing to this day. I wanted to create a cocktail based on this timeless classic, so I took Agent Coopers love for coffee and cherry pie. I created a hot drink which embellishes the best qualities of cherry, coffee and Maker's Mark that combines "damn fine coffee" with a "pie so good it is a crime".

Farewell Party and more...

C.G.R. Merchant & Co.

My cocktail for The Perfect Blend competition is the Cherry Cooper and will be available from the 10th February until the end of the month.

As well as having my cocktail on the menu in the bar I have spoken to another bar (Cuckoo Cocktail Emporium) and they will be hosting my cocktail from the 10th - 24th February.

I am also going to be promoting my cocktail and the competition in the run up to it being served in the bars with paid Instagram adverts. Lastly on the Sunday before we fly up to Auckland for the finals, Hawthorn are hosting a Perfect Blend Farwell party, which will also be including my cocktail.