Kleopatra Cocktail


Kleopatra Cocktail

Made by Suzanne Henricksen

Effie Panagopoulos, founder of Kleos Mastiha Spirit, calls this drink the “Cosmopolitan for Gen Z.” Spirit forward, simple, and delicious while also being a healthier option given the lower ABV of Kleos and the superfood properties of its star ingredient, Mastiha.

What is Mastiha? Good question! It’s made from the resin of Mastiha trees, which can only be found on the Greek island of Chios. In fact, Mastiha is a Protected Designation of Origin product and believed to have the healing properties of a superfood. It was also the first ever chewing gum!

If you’re curious about Kleos and want to try it yourself head on over to drinkkleos.com to learn more and grab one of her exceptionally beautiful bottles. It’s amazing in every cocktail we’ve tried it in so far and it’s a fun straight sipper as well.

If you’re in the mood for a Cosmopolitan, but are looking for a fun twist, the Kleopatra cocktail is for you!

Let’s Get Shakin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Shaker, Strainer

Difficulty: Easy


2 oz Kleos mastiha spirit

½oz fresh lemon juice

4 basil leaves 

  1. Shake all ingredients vigorously.
  2. Strain over fresh crushed ice in a highball glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and basil leaf.

Fun fact: only 110 calories and 4 grams sugar!

Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail

But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well!

So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well! 

  • Sweet 10% 10%
  • Sour 60% 60%
  • Spiritous 80% 80%
  • Refreshing 80% 80%
  • Complex/Funky/Unique 40% 40%
Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…

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