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La Liberateur, a Bastille Day cocktail, will be served at Fish restaurant.

Bastille Day Cocktail: La Liberateur

Iouli Burroughs, bar manager at Fish Restaurant, is the creator of the signature cocktail of this year’s annual Bastille Day celebration, La Liberateur, French for “the liberator.”

It is a spirited twist on a classic sidecar, featuring Remy Martin 1738 Accord Royal with Cointreau Noir, spiced strawberry puree and fresh lemon.

Prince or patriot, royal or reveler, any guest of Fish’s Bastille Day fete can enjoy this spirited sip. Alongside the 1738 Accord Royal, Cointreau Noir (a blend of Remy Martin cognac and Cointreau liqueur) balances the bitter and sweet orange flavors with soft notes of vanilla, honey and almond.

Iouli adds his house-made spiced strawberry puree for depth, giving the drink its signature rosy hue, and fresh lemon for a bright finish.

In 1738, King Louis XV of France honored the House of Remy Martin for the quality and craftsmanship of the crown’s favorite cognacs by special decree. The Accord Royal granted Remy Martin permission to plant new vines on royal land, an act otherwise banned throughout France. The royal favor solidified Remy Martin’s prestige and foreshadowed the Revolution’s liberation of access to luxuries previously reserved for nobility. Created in celebration of this milestone event, the 1738 Accord Royal cognac blends the highest quality grapes from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne regions in France.


Fish Restaurant at 442 King St. in celebration of Bastille Day July 14.

Deidre Schipani