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.
8/10/19– Nothing says pool-side quite like watermelon. This delicious mix of spicy and cool is the perfect day time jam – a chili infused agave is balanced by the cooling fruit, with some herbal notes from the cilantro. A bit of funk on the finish thanks to the fino sherry makes this drink beautifully complex and unique.
5/22/18 – Andrew Parish of Orange County’s Central Bar came up with this beauty. Hickory smoked agave is the key to the deliciousness here. Obviously you’ll need a smoking gun (you can buy one on Amazon for around $80), but if that’s too much work, you could always trade smoke for spice and infuse the agave with jalapeños!
3/17/18 – It’s so satisfying when a recipe so simple can be this delicious. The only booze you’ll need in this one is Revel Avila Blanco. Mix your sea salt with an equal part of cayenne pepper on a plate beforehand and sprinkle it on the beautiful foamy top the honey gives this cocktail. You’ll end up with a complex yet straight-forward blend of tart, sweet and spicy.
For those playing at home – We recommend a 1:1 ratio for the honey syrup: dump the honey in a saucepan with equal parts water and mix on a medium heat until it’s perfectly combined. (Be sure to let it cool before you get shaking, or it’ll dilute your drink too much!)