Sebastian Reaburn: Mocktail Magician

By Cocktails 2010
Updated March 31, 2015

"Cocktails are luxurious, decadent and delicious first. Then they are alcoholic," says Sebastian Reaburn, the author of Complete Cocktails: Stir, Shake & Make. Reaburn serves outstanding cocktails and mocktails at his bar, 1806, in Melbourne, Australia. He attributes his passion for creative flavor combinations—like the turmeric, cumin and sweet paprika in the Pomme Pomme—to the bland beverages of his childhood. "I think the most interesting drink I had was a vanilla milk shake."

Sweet peach nectar, tangy white cranberry juice and lemon juice make for a terrific summer spritzer. The drink is garnished with an aromatic rosemary sprig.

Video: Cocktails