4/7/20 – Since we’re all stuck at home right now with limited items in the pantry (and most likely burnt out on margaritas), we’ve been hard at work coming up with simple cocktail recipes made with ingredients that you should easily be able to get your hands on! This one was a total crap shoot – thrown together with items that were already in the refrigerator. What a pleasant surprise that it turned out absolutely delicious!
10/31/19–Tinctures are easy to make, have a long shelf life and are a great way to spice up cocktails. In wanting to really capture the flavor of the season, we made a clove tincture which mixed beautifully with the fall citrus, blood orange. Demerara has a richness to it that regular simple syrup doesn’t, and combined with the Madagascar vanilla, it compliments the almost desert-like flavors of this drink.
9/26/19- It’s always a fun day at the office when bartenders come by to play around in the R&D Bar. For Episode Two (up now on IGTV), Nightshade’s Dan O’Reilly came up with this delicious fall-inspired cocktail that combines Revel Avila Blanco with fig, vanilla, cinnamon and prickly pear. We were blown away by the incredible bright orange color and even more so by the flavors. Just the right balance of sweet and tart on this one.
8/28/19– For the very first episode of our “Revel R&D Bar” series (find it on our Instagram TV), Jessica Morgan from Gold Diggers Hollywood stopped by to whip up this stunning tiki concoction. She mixed Revel Blanco with this delicious, funky rum from Oaxaca, Mexico (because, of course). Citrus, guava, tiki bitters and egg white to balance it out left us wondering two things — why don’t more people use guava juice in cocktails, and why does summer have to end??
8/5/19–The ultimate summer- time cocktail, this spritz is a fresh, bubbly combo of spirit and sparkling. Our riff combines Revel Avila Blanco with notes of ginger and citrus. The Crème de Gingembre has these exotic, spicy, almost candied ginger notes and while people generally think of ginger as winter flavor found in teas and pies, the freshness of this liqueur combined with a high quality ginger beer is undeniably summer.
7/4/19–We love a seasonal cocktail here at Revel Spirits and it doesn’t get more summer than this 4th of July-themed Mojito/Rickey mashup. This drink was such a hit at our tasting booth during this year’s LA Food Fest, that we thought we would feature the recipe here so you can spice up your 4th of July party! It looks great, is super easy to make and is so, so refreshing. The strawberry mint syrup is highly diverse too – it can be mixed with a number of different drinks and will last in the fridge for over a month.
Have a great Independence Day! Mas Espirítu!
6/25/19– This riff on a classic G+T packs a beautiful variety of vegetal notes thanks to the Seedlip Garden 108 “non-alcoholic spirit”, a complex blend of peas, homegrown hay and traditional English herbs. Balanced with the dry vermouth and lemongrass bitters to bring out the existing lemongrass notes in the Revel Blanco, this drink is botanically complex but simple to make. Delicious and refreshing for a lazy summer afternoon.
5/5/19 – We wanted to think a little outside the box this Cinco De Mayo, so rather than just come up with a riff on a standard margarita, we decided to play around with some spring-time flavors here. We whipped up some homemade pistachio orgeat and got a hold of this beautiful apricot liqueur by Orchard… it’s not overly sweet and really packs the full aromatic of the fruit. We also had some Woodford Reserve cherry bitters at the Revel office which added a touch of dryness, balancing the sweet of the syrup and the tart of the lemon. A fun, easy-drinking cocktail for a beautiful Spring day! Happy Cinco!