Josh LeBlanc, one of the co-owners of Bar Mordechai, has been a “Succession” fan since day one — he even learned to play the theme song on the piano.
“The layers of family relationships and business, and the way those things intertwine, are fascinating (and often terrifying) to watch,” LeBlanc said. “As someone who started a business with family and friends, I can relate on a very micro level.”
In honor of the ‘Succession’ series finale, we asked LeBlanc to mix cocktails inspired by the Roy siblings: Kendall, Shiv and Roman (sorry, Connor).
Kendall Roy Cocktail
“I made Kendall a riff on an Old Fashioned, which is traditionally made with whiskey. He wants to be a power player, so I thought he’d like a classic cocktail. That being said. , he also considers himself fast and cool, so I paired it with Siete Misterios Mezcal. A Mezcal Old Style would be a way for him to separate himself from the old guard that surrounded his father. This version is made with clove-infused agave syrup, orange and coffee bitters to enhance the flavor of Siete Misterios.
2 oz Siete Misterios Mezcal
1/4 ounce clove agave syrup
1 dash of coffee bitters
2 dashes of Reagan’s Orange Bitters
Garnish with an orange twist with cloves
Shiv Rai Cocktail
“Since Shiv is pregnant this season, I went with a non-alcoholic version of the Aperol Spritz. There are great non-alcoholic Italian bitters that can mimic Aperol. I used Bitter Oro Italiano, which you get. Can be found at most fine food markets. I also used Grüvi Dry Secco, which is made in Canada and does a great job of imitating a good Prosecco. Anyone seen Shiv drinking this? He’ll think it’s a real cocktail, allowing him to keep his secrets—just the way she likes it.
100 ml bitter oro italiano
3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
3 oz Groovy Dry Seco
A splash of Perrier
Garnish with an orange slice
Roman Rai Cocktail
“Roman may be co-CEO, but his childish tantrums and lack of impulse control will remain no matter how impressive his job title. I felt he wanted a drink that He could be a bit of a baller, so I went with a champagne cocktail. To acknowledge the fact that he’s also kind of a kid, I added a homemade apple soda that we call Bar Mordechai. I prepare: A larger version of apple juice for children.
1.5 oz Dom Perignon Brut Rose
1.5 oz house apple soda (any low-sugar premium apple soda can be substituted)
3/4 ounce St. Germain
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1/4 ounce lemon
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