Sean Frederick, Townsman, USA

No 9 in a series of 11, talking to the winners of G’Vine Perspectives Global Challenge about the unconventional people who inspired them to create new G’Vine serves.

Frank Lloyd Wright

“I didn’t know much about Frank Lloyd Wright beyond the fact that he was American architect and I just had this sketch of him as a cantankerous, very particular, work alcoholic, micro manager, megalomaniac. Then one day I visited the Martin House Complex, his residential masterpiece, and got lost walking in the grounds. It looked as fresh as it had done when he designed it in 1907. I really liked the way it broke down barriers to combine nature within his designs.

I wanted to do the same with my drink bringing together the natural green of the celery with the other ingredients. The celery is a bright and savoury flavour representing a fresh environment, and this worked well with the smoke of the mescal which represents a smokey neibourhood.

He made me much less afraid of just looking at my immediate area for influence. The cocktail, Green Girder, is also about paying tribute to our neighbourhood.”

Green Girder


45ml G’Vine Floraison
30ml fresh celery juice
20ml lime juice
15ml simple syrup
10ml mezcal
4ml Combier Kümmel
2 dashes Bittermens Orchard St. Celery Shrub


Combine ingredients in a mixing tin and shake well with ice. Strain over fresh rocks in a double old-fashioned glass rimmed with smoked celery salt. Garnish with sprig of celery leaves.


Watch Sean talking about his inspiration

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