Make this: À toi's Rona May cocktail

Brandy, cognac and crème de cassis go into making this delicious and complex Rona May cocktail recipe from secret speakeasy bar À toi. 

Rona May cocktail recipe from À toi

Makes 1

Preparation time 5 minutes

"One of my junior bartenders and I were talking about how much we wanted to use crème de cassis in a cocktail, because it’s not a very popular liqueur but it’s so tasty. He said it reminded him of his grandmother’s pies that she would make around the holidays. We set out and tested a few and this was the end result which we named after his grandmother."

– Dylan Turner, À Toi


  • 1 oz Hennessy VS Cognac
  • ½ oz Cointreau
  • ½ oz Crème de Cassis
  • ¾ oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ¼ oz demerara syrup
  • 1 dash Bittered Sling clingstone peach bitters
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • Dehydrated lemon wheel


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake with ice.
  2. Double strain over fresh ice.
  3. Express the oil from the orange and discard zest. Garnish with lemon wheel.