Tequila Sonrisa

Tequila Sonrisa 1.75 oz Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice 1 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.75 oz rhubarb purée 0.25 oz Campari Fill a 10-ounce goblet or collins glass with ice and add tequila, the orange and lime juices and mezcal. Pass the contents of the glass…

Be Still, My Beeting Heart

Be Still, My Beeting Heart 1 1/2 tsp honey 1/2 lime, quartered 9 mint large leaves A dash of salt 2 oz Bacardi White Rum 1 oz Beet Juice 3-4 oz Prosecco Place honey, lime and mint in a shaker and muddle. Add ice, rum, beet juice and a dash of salt. Shake and strain…

Lucky Swizzle

Lucky Swizzle 1.5 oz Clement Rhum Blanc Agricole 1 oz Don Papa Rum 0.5 oz Velvet Falernum 3 oz Gingered apple, kale & lime juice  3 dashes Angostura Bitters Fill a 16 oz hurricane glass with crushed ice. Add ingredients, then swizzle until the outside of the glass is frosty. Garnish with a lime wheel….

Winters in SoCal

Winters in SoCal 2 oz Pelotón de la Muerte Mezcal 0.5 oz Campari Liqueur 1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice 0.75 oz Sage-infused honey simple syrup (recipe below) 1/2 tsp lime juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with grapefruit twist and sage leaf. Nothing makes me pine for LA like a winter…

An American in Canada

An American in Canada 1.5 oz Four Roses Yellow Bourbon 0.75 oz Neige Apple Ice Wine 0.75 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur 0.5 oz lime juice 1.5 tsp maple syrup 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish. Recent events have many Americans wondering what the hell happened to…

Key Lime Daiquiri

Key Lime Daiquiri 2 oz Key West First Legal Rum 0.75 oz key lime juice 0.75 oz simple syrup Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel. I was in Key West on business last week and was thrilled, after a long day of working in a place ill…

Phuket, it’s Sunday Morning!

Phuket, it’s Sunday Morning! Recipe: 2 oz. Vodka [I used Tito’s Handmade Vodka] 10 oz. Thai Bloody Mary Mix [Recipe Below] Sriracha sauce to taste [optional] Build in a 16 oz. pint glass filled with large ice cubes. Pour into chilled 16 oz. pint glass and serve. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of…

Her Name is Rio

Her Name is Rio Recipe 3 oz Basil limeade concentrate (Recipe below) 2 oz Gold cachaça (I used Cuca Fresca Ouro.) 1 oz  Club soda Build in a 10-ounce collins glass filled with ice. Pour into a pint glass, then back into the collins glass to serve. Garnish with lime wheel and sprig of basil….

Verdigris

Verdigris 1.5 oz gin [I used Green Hat Classic Gin.] 1.0 oz Green Chartreuse 0.5 oz Raw Lime Cordial [Requires 24 hours lead time.] Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. No garnish. Spring is upon us and summer is nipping at its heels. Perhaps that’s why I’ve got green on the brain…

Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine Recipe 1.5 oz dark rum (I used Casa Bacardi 8 years old) 1.25 oz Cointreau .5 oz lime juice 1/2 tsp oleo saccharum Juice from 1/2 ” piece of turmeric Shake with ice and strain into chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lime wheel. Rum is one of my favorite spirits, so it’s odd…

Rhubarb Gimlet

Rhubarb Gimlet Recipe: 2 oz. london dry gin [I recommend Jensen’s Bermondsey Dry Gin] .75 oz. rhubarb purée .5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with a lime wheel and a strip of candied rhubarb. A few years ago, I paid a spring visit to friend…