Try This Delicious French Toast-Inspired Cocktail Recipe!

Courtesy of Pullman Auckland Airport’s Te Kaahu Bar, this tasty ‘How to Fly’ vodka-based tipple is a perfect match for our sweet-toothed readers. 

From Te Kaahu Bar’s talented mixologist Jason Duong: “Three years ago, a dream ignited my soul’s fire, and today, I stand as a captain at the helm of Pullman Auckland Airport’s Te Kaahu Bar. This journey has been filled with hard work and self-growth, each step showcasing my dedication and devotion to my craft. Inspired by the evolution of Cardrona Distillery’s whisky, from ‘Just Hatched’ to ‘The Falcon’, I’ve found fascination in the egg’s symbol; a humble beginning and boundless potential, reminding me that everything starts from nothing. In homage to Cardrona’s early whisky, ‘Just Hatched’, I’ve crafted a cocktail embodying growth and change. As I indulge in the velvety smoothness of Reid Vodka, with its tantalising notes of banana, toffee, and butterscotch, I’m surrounded by a sense of comfort and achievement. Much like savouring French toast during late-night study sessions, it’s a reminder of the distance travelled and the heights reached. Now, with a cocktail that enhances every nuance of Reid Vodka, I pay tribute not only to its journey but to mine as well as I reminisce on the trials overcome and the boundless horizons yet to be explored. Let us raise our glasses to the pursuit of our dreams, to soaring to heights yet unseen.”


  • 40ml Reid Vodka 
  • 22.5ml Pedro Ximénez Sherry 
  • 15ml Sourdough and Beurre Distillate 
  • 15ml Banana Liqueur 
  • 10ml Banana Shrub 
  • 7.5ml Cinnamon Whisky Liqueur 


  • Prechill your glass in the freezer and add one large cube of ice to your glass
  • Add all ingredients to your shaker and shake 
  • Double strain with both a hawthorn strainer and fine mesh 

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