Recipe and photo by Calgary Mixologist Ava Israfilova

Two unique spirits come together to create this whimsical cocktail called The Orange Tree featuring fresh squeezed lemon juice and orange jam.

Ardbeg Scotch Whiskey comes from Ardbeg on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands. Lillet is crafted in the region of Bordeaux in the South of France, presenting a unique character representative of its French heritage. When these two are combined in this cocktail, the flavours offer a fresh, delightful tasting beverage with a hint of surprise from the charred green pepper.

The Orange Tree

Servings 1


  • 2 slices green bell pepper
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp orange jam
  • 1.5 oz Ardbeg (Scotch Whiskey) 10 year old
  • 1 oz Lillet (aperitif wine)
  • Mint twigs as a garnish


  • Using a gas stove or a torch, scorch the skin of a green bell pepper until black.
  • Then muddle the 2 slices of green bell pepper with ¼ oz of lemon juice.
  • Add orange jam, Ardbeg and Lillet.
  • Add ice and shake until chilled, double strain into a glass. Garnish with some mint twigs.