Cocktail Of The Month


Bittersweet Symphony

April 01, 2018 Samuel L James Jr

Bittersweet Symphony

      2 parts Tamarind Syrup 1 part White Overproof Rum (I used Wray & Nephew) 1 part Vanilla Vodka (I used Absolut Vanilla) 3 part Club soda Cinnamon smoke   Tamarind Syrup 1 cup Tamarind Balls (pre-made balls or use tamarind & sugar) 1 cup water Simmer equal parts of tamarind, sugar and water in a pot over low heat for 1–2 minutes. Adjust sugar and tamarind to taste; adding more of each if you want a thicker, sweeter, or tarter syrup. Stir gently and simmer for another 1–2 minutes, or until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat,...


A Wrinkle Gin Thyme

November 24, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

A Wrinkle Gin Thyme

2 oz Gin 4 - 5 Raspberries 4 - 5 Blueberries 5 mm piece Chili Pepper 4 oz Soda Water 0.5 oz Cranberry Syrup 0.5 oz Lime Juice Thyme smoke Rock glass   Flame a sprig of thyme (preferably dried) and place on plate/coaster; then cover with glass to capture the smoke. Place raspberries,blueberries, chili slices, lemon juice and syrup in shaker/mixing glass and muddle. Add ice and soda water and stir. Remove glass from coaster and add ice cubes. Immediately double strain (use conical strainer and serve. Garnish with blueberries in the glass and a thyme sprig.


Rum-pkin Spice Latte

October 17, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

Rum-pkin Spice Latte

1 oz Espresso (add another shot based on preference) 1.5 oz Appleton Estate 12yr Old Rum 1 oz Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup  4 oz Steamed Whole Milk   Combine ingredients in Irish Coffee glass (or coffee mug) and stir. Top with whipped cream, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon and orange zest and serve.    Pumpkin Spice Syrup (1 liter) 1 part Water  1 part Sugar 6 Cinnamon Sticks (broken) 2 whole nutmeg (broken) 4 x 1 inch pieces Ginger (crushed) 3 teaspoons Cloves (whole) 3 teaspoons Pimento/Allspice (whole) Combine sugar and water in a pot. Stir until sugar is dissolved...


Hot Guns

September 25, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

Hot Guns

1 part Scotch Bonnet infused Mango Nectar 2 parts Passion Fruit Juice 2 part Orange Juice 1 White um (I used Wray and Nephew Overproof) 1/4 Pimento Liqueur  Pimento smoke   Use pimento/allspice in a handheld cold smoker and fill glass with smoke, sealing it with a plate or coaster. If you don't have a smoker, place the allspice on a flame safe surface and flame them with a butane torch until they start to smoke; then cover with glass (brandy snifter) so that it fills with smoke. Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well.  Fill glass...


West Indian Summer

August 29, 2017 Samuel L James Jr

West Indian Summer

1.5 parts Falernum 1.5 parts Honey Syrup 1 part Rum (suggest Appleton 12 yr Old) 1 part Lemon juice  4 parts Soda water     Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Pour into glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with candied ginger and a lime zest. Want to learn how to make great cocktails, foams, syrups and infuse liquors with different flavors?  CLICK HERE!  Looking for the best in professional barware to wow your guests andbring your awesome creations to life?     CLICK HERE FOR BARTENDING SETS!  CLICK HERE FOR BARWARE!