The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #96
Cdr. Kunis

Commander Kunis is the highest-ranking UNN officer on the Thomas Prince after the catastrophic drop in the “speed limit” causes widespread casualties in the Slow Zone. He transfers to the Behemoth with composed caution, and tells Ashford and Koolvord plainly that their plans are too risky. He is overruled, but remains calm, candid, and decisive through the resulting crisis.

In our hint for Kunis, we described him as: cautious, emphatic, well-groomed, level-headed, and blunt.


  • 2 ounces Cognac
  • ¼ sliced ripe nectarine
  • ½ ounce Averna
  • ½ ounce pomegranate juice
  • 2 dashes chamomile-citrus bitters


Muddle nectarine in a mixing glass. Add ice and other ingredients and stir until cold. Double strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.