The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #23
Dr. Michael Iturbi

Dr. Michael Iturbi is a foremost researcher in the field of extrasolar intelligence. When Chrisjen Avasarala selects him for a mission to explore the site of Eros’ crash on Venus, he becomes her eyes and ears aboard the Arboghast. After much debate with Col. Janus, the two come to respect each other.

We always knew we needed to make Janus’ and Iturbi’s drinks connect to and complement each other, because of the scene where they each say, “this is the part where you’d say…”, recognizing out loud how much each understands and grudgingly respects the other, and how their points of view play off one another.

Not only do both drinks have Allspice Dram, but the fig bitters in Janus call back to the notes of fig in the sherry in Iturbi. They go well together… like the characters.


  • 4 parts Cognac
  • 1 part Pedro Ximénez sherry
  • 1 part bourbon
  • 1 part allspice dram


Stir all ingredients over ice. Serve in a cordial glass garnished with a brandied cherry at the bottom.