Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo is a charming Italian aristocrat turned high fashion executive, living in New York with his wife, the Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain, who makes FIOL Prosecco, a fruity and vibrant sparkling white wine that he wants you to mix into your cocktails.

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Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo and Jessica Chastain attending a cocktail party

Tuesday, July 24th, Gian was in town to promote his young brand. We met him at the Henden speakeasy under Bird Bar to spend a delightful evening tasting 3 unique cocktails infused with FIOL.

Take a look!

F I O L Berry

0.5 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
0.5 oz Almond Orgeat
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
3 muddled Blackberries
3 Mint Leaves

Shake ingredients with ice, then strain in a coupe glass. Top with FIOL. Garnish with 2 blackberries.

Fiol Berry - Henden

F I O L Cup

0.5oz of Dolin White Vermouth
0.5 oz of Rouge Gorge Vermouth de Cidre
0.5oz Vermut Lacuesta (Rojo)
0.25 oz Cynar
0.25 oz Campari
0.5 Lemon Juice

Shake ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe glass. Add a splash of Ginger Ale and top with 2 oz of FIOL. Garnish with cucumber and mint.

FIOL Cup - Henden

F I O L Hibiscus

0.5 oz Gin
1 oz Hibiscus Syrup
0.75 oz Pineapple Juice
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
3 Muddled Basil Leaves

Shake ingredients with ice, the strain into a flute glass and top with FIOL. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

FIOL Hibiscus - Henden

Available at the SAQ for the affordable price of 16$, make sure to think of FIOL for your next cocktail party.

In alto i calici!

P.S. Hope you didn’t miss the first edition of Montreal CocktailFest.

Gian & Jessica photo credit: Phil McCarten | Reuters
F I O L photo credit: Lori Waltenbury