THERE ARE ARTISANS we like and then there are artisans we live for. Over the recent Valentine’s Day weekend, a few of the latter gathered to create a private speakeasy experience for a few in-the-know Angelenos and the results were simply stunning.

Talmadge Lowe and the cocktail whisperers at Pharmacie originally started as an underground speakeasy. Their out-of-this-world cocktails have since been sipped on at more celeb-strewn events and magazine shoots than we can count. Their “Royal Wedding” cocktail recipe below should be your new dinner party go-to!

Florist du jour, Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon provided the lovely blooms throughout the space, including cherry blossom stems for cocktails and arrangements throughout the DTLA space to complement the throwback furniture provided by the vintage lovers at Found Rentals. Guests enjoyed bites by Valleybrink Road and stunning, boozy chocolates from Valerie Confections.

For more visual inspiration from all of these incredible artisans: See our tea cocktails with Pharmacie here | Get inside our Designlovefest workshop with Moon Canyon | Find delicious brunch recipes from Valleybrink Road here | Make Valerie Confections fig jam recipe here

Pharmacie’s Royal Wedding cocktail


For the cocktail:
2 oz gin
1.5 oz sage syrup
1 oz Meyer lemon juice
7-8 muddled blueberries

For the sage syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
4-5 bunches of sage


For the cocktail:

In the mixing tin, pour the gin and sage syrup over ice.

In the pint glass, muddle blueberries in the lemon juice.

Combine and shake vigorously, then strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with a flower.

For the sage syrup:

Combine water and sugar in a small pot and heat until the sugar dissolves.

Add sage to the syrup while hot and let steep for 2-3 hours.

Always let it cool to room temperature before using. Refrigerating overnight is preferred.

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