Stan’s White Monkey

Mixologist Stan Usinowicz’s White Monkey begins by grating fresh ginger as finely as possible. In a shaker, combine a pinch of the fresh ginger, 2 ounces of Vodka 14, a dash of ceylon bark cinnamon, 2 ounces of fresh-squeezed blood orange juice, 1 tablespoon of organic half-and-half, and 0.5 ounces of Root Organic Liquor. Shake…

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The Spiced Sparkler

This cocktail keeps it simple and allows the flavors of Papagayo Spiced Rum to shine through.  In a shaker with ice, add 2 ounces of Papagayo Spiced Rum, the fresh squeezed juice of half a lime, and 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar.  Stir, then pour into a lowball glass. Top off with a touch of…

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The Bulldog Highball

The Moscow Mule, evolved.  Fill a tall glass with ice and add 2 ounces of Juniper Green Gin, and the fresh squeezed juice from half of an organic orange. Top off with ginger beer such as Fever Tree Ginger Beer. Add a dash of bitters, if you’d like, and garnish with a lime wedge…

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The Scottish Frisco Sour

Traditionally a rye cocktail, in this variation on the Frisco Sour, Scotch Whisky adds a distinctive flair. To create it, combine 2 ounces of Highland Harvest Blended Malt Scotch Whisky with half an ounce of Benedictine, a quarter ounce of lemon juice, and a quarter ounce of lime juice in a shaker with ice.  Shake…

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The East Side Root Down

Jeremy Strungis at SM23 offers up this exotic cocktail: begin with half of an Asian pear, peeled. Muddle this with 0.75 ounces of Yacon Syrup, a sweet root from South America, available in specialty stores. Add 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Silver Rum, 1 ounce of ginger beer, and 0.5 ounces of sake. Stir. Serve on…

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