Haystack – Simple Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less


When it comes to crafting cocktails, you don’t have to make something extravagant for it to be delicious. With a list of ingredients you can count on one hand, these local establishments have offered up everything from classic creations to laudable libations that prove sometimes less really is more.


By Christina Cannon / Photos by Rich Smith

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Ila Storie making a haystack cocktail at stir



By Ila Storie




2 oz. Four Roses Yellow Label

1/2 oz. Courvoisir VS Cognac

1/2 oz. yellow chartreuse

1/2 oz. spiced orange syrup

1/2 oz. lemon juice



Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake with ice. Strain into rocks glass over a 2×2-inch ice cube. Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel and cardamon bitters to taste.

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Haystack Cocktail from Stir


Ila Storie at STIR
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • Cocktail shaker tin
  • Strainer
  • Rocks glass


  • 2 oz Four Roses Yellow Label
  • ½ oz Courvoisir VS Cognac
  • ½ oz yellow chartreuse
  • ½ oz spiced orange syrup
  • ½ oz lemon juice

For garnish:

  • 1 dehydrated orange wheel
  • Cardamon bitters, to taste
Keyword cardamon bitters, Cocktail, cocktail recipe, cognac, couroisir VS cognac, dehydrated orange wheel, four roses yellow label, haystack, lemon juice, spiced orange syrup, yellow chartreuse
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