Pineau Month Spotlight: Richard Allison and the Conveyance Cocktail

As Pineau Month continues, we are excited to showcase all of the creative Pineau des Charentes cocktails being served at bars and restaurants across the country. The next cocktail we are exploring is the Conveyance, created by Richard Allison, a self-described “man of modern renaissance”and proprietor craft bitters company, Root Bitters. Born in San Diego and now based in Los Angeles, Allison is and adventurer, mixologist, curator and travel enthusiast, with a love for hospitality, design, fashion and lifestyle.

The Conveyance cocktail is made with a blend of Pineau des Charentes White, white rum, homemade chai pineapple juice, Myer lemon juice and orange bitters, this drink is all about being transported to another place — the meaning of “conveyance.”

“I wanted to create a cocktail that was relevant with the world and currently [since] 2020,” explains Allison. “This cocktail is a moment or memory that will transport you to a time that brought joy to your life. Whether it’s a destination trip, a person or simply a wonderful evening you may have had with a special someone.”

Suitable for all types of drinkers, Allison says, “This drink is also good in the evening or daytime; [it’s] perfect to finish with a nice meal or pair with one.”

Allison adds that, “Pineau des Charentes represents for me a glance between bright and complex flavors that I wanted to use in the Conveyance signature cocktail.”

Pineau des Charentes is made in the same Charentes region of Western France where Cognac is made and shares a great deal with the spirit. Made from a combination of grape juice and Cognac eau-de-vie and aged in oak barrels during long months, it is typically made from white grapes but can also use red as well to obtain white, red and rosé Pineau des Charentes.  The result delivers a fruit forward beverage that rides the delicate line between wine and spirits, with a low ABV, around 17%. Bartenders are increasingly reaching for  it to craft lower proof offerings for guests.

Conveyance cocktail recipe + preparation

  • 1 oz Pineau des Charentes White
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • .75 oz Chai Pineapple juice (cup of pineapple juice and 2 bags of chai tea)
  • .25 oz Myer lemon Juice
  • Dash Orange Bitters

Pebble ice, metal straw, garnish with pineapple prawn. *Do not over shake or dilute.


Follow these profiles to see how other bartenders and sprits enthusiasts are using Pineau in their cocktails!

Mia Mastroianni – @TallMia
Teddy Martinez – @TeddysInTheMixx

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