Roe Your Boat

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

We challenged bartender Anthony Bohlinger of Seamstress and Maison Premier to create the ultimate (affordable) caviar cocktail. “I wanted to create a cocktail with an exciting and interesting flavor combination that’s simple enough for anyone to make,” he says. “Fish roe and a clean vodka is already an amazing pairing, so I upgraded it even further with notes of chocolate for an all-around luxurious drink.” Chocolate and fish roe may sound like a strange combination, but vodka, along with a couple dashes of saline, helps bridge the gap between sweet chocolate liqueur and salty roe. It’s a salty-sweet libation that’s hard to resist. Serve it to your party guests and watch their jaws hit the floor.

Roe Your Boat

Sweet, Savory


  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • .25 oz Cacao Blanc
  • .25 oz Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Saline solution
  • Roe
  • Lemon twist


Step one

Add vodka, cacao blanc, white chocolate liqueur and saline to an old-fashioned glass.

Step two

Fill halfway with pebble or crushed ice and swizzle for eight seconds.

Step three

Pack the remainder of the glass with ice until it forms a mound, then pack it down.

Step four

To make the ice bowl, fill the large cavity of a handheld citrus juicer with pebble ice. Compress the juicer to create a small bowl of ice. Remove the makeshift bowl from the juicer.

Step five

Place the ice bowl on top of the cocktail and fill with roe. Garnish the cocktail with a lemon twist.

Contributed by Anthony Bohlinger