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Here’s our regular Friday cocktail from our friends at Hawaiirama as part of their regular Hawaii cocktail coverage.
Awapuhi is the Hawaiian word for a native ginger plant and this cocktail definitely has a nice, spicy ginger kick. The taste is fresh, complex and slightly sweet with a mild ginger heat. The Awapuhi is a signature cocktail at the The Red Bar, the boite located at noted Chef Bev Gannon’s Wailea joint, A Pacific View … Read more
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka comes to us from Wadmalaw Island off the coast of South Carolina and close to Charleston. In homage to its Southern roots, it combines tea grown on a plantation off the coast of Charleston with Louisiana can sugar to produce real sweet tea that is infused into a quadruple distilled vodka.
The Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka has a lovely light amber color with brown highlights and smells like sweet tea on … Read more
Friday means end of work week and time to kickback. We’re continuing with our drink menus from Tim Rita, mixologist extraordinaire at the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki. Here’s a flight of three drinks he created in honor of the Tin Man Triathlon, a lightweight race that is a tongue-in-cheek node to the more prominent Iron Man on the Big Island. (FYI, this post is from our friends at the Hawaii travel zine Hawaiirama – part … Read more
The most recent release in Absolut’s city series, Absolut SF is the fifth city to be released. As proud San Franciscans, we believe that SF should have been first and not fifth in the Absolut City Series but what can you do. San Francisco is a pretty city perched on hills, overlooking some pretty famous bridges and shrouded in fog. San Francisco also has been a city that has paid homage to spirits — from … Read more
3 oz Russian Standard Vodka
0.5 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz agave nectar
6 cherry tomatoes
8 basil leaves
Cracked black pepper
Muddle cherry tomatoes and basil with a dash each of salt and pepper. Add lime agave and Russian Standard Vodka. Shake vigorously with ice cubes and double strain into a coupe glass rubbed with lime and rimmed with equal parts salt and black pepper. Garnish with a basil … Read more
1 ½ parts Effen Vodka
¾ parts lime juice
¾ parts fresh ginger syrup
1 dash bitters
Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
5 Mint leaves
Muddle mint in lime and syrup, add to a cocktail shaker with the vodka over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice and ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig.
Created by David Nepove. Courtesy of Effen Vodka.
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What to get dear old dad for Father’s Day? Another tie, some after shave, a bottle of scotch? Forget that, we say mix pops up a fancy cocktail. He’ll be impressed with your bar skills as you shake him up this tangy mixture of vodka, Cointreau and Campari.
After two, you’ll certainly have a happy dad!
1 ½ oz Oval Vodka
¾ oz Cointreau
1 oz Campari
Orange twist … Read more
Blood orange is one of the newest flavors from Skyy Infusions. I was excited because blood orange is one of my favorites! Next time you make a mimosa, try substituting blood orange juice for the orange juice or if you want to kick it up a notch, use Skyy Infusions Blood Orange.
Skyy Infusions Blood Orange has an aroma of candied orange, like a cross between blood orange juice and Tang, that completely obscures any … Read more
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