Pink night out
I should try and make something as chic as this!
2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
3/4 oz. Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup
3 dashes Orange Bitters
Freshly squeeze the orange juice into a cocktail shaker, add in the rum, syrup, bitters and fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks or collins glass over ice.
This is a simple and easy drink to make… and it goes down really easy too. You’ll definitely be making & having more than one of these for sure. Obviously the “tricky” ingredient here is the Small Hand Foods Pineapple Gum Syrup (I know not everyone has that easily on hand…).
How did I find that? I had been searching in vain for a decent Orgeat syrup that wasn’t made with high fructose corn syrup but had not found much luck. Until I was in Union Market in Washington, DC a few weeks ago and was in a shop in the market called Salt and Sundry. Originally what caught my eye was a bottle of Small Hand Foods Orgeat syrup, and then I saw the Pineapple Gum Syrup… which I had not heard of before. Since I was traveling and didn’t want spilled and broken Orgeat and PIneapple Gum Syrup all over my stuff… I just took a pic with my phone and then when back at the hotel later on that evening, ordered them online. I haven’t yet tried the Orgeat… because I’ve been busy experimenting with the Pineapple Gum Syrup and I’m loving it. Great stuff… highly recommend. Of course if you don’t want to order it, you can just make a simple pineapple simple syrup with fresh pineapple, water and sugar and it will do just fine too.
This is the best way to drink whiskey on the rocks! A long long time ago, bartenders received ice in a big rectangular chunk. So they have to chisel their way to get ice cubes. Once they chiseled an iceball so that it wont dilute the liquor as fast as ice cubes. This is how it looks like.
Bar rule #1 : Bartender is always right.
Bar rule #2 : If Bartender is found wrong, see rule #1
Bar rule #3 : If you are female and single, flash boobs for free drinks.
Bar rule #4 : If you are male and single, standby your wallet.
Bar rule #5 : Keep reading rule #1
Anna’s Strawberry Jalapeno Caipirinha. I made it today in the bar since it was a really boring and slow day. Entertained a regular of mine with this. It was an awesome balance of spicy, sweet, and sour. The sweet strong taste from a Cachaca. The sourness and sweetness from the strawberries. The hot and spicy from the jalapenos. A great balance to make a perfect refreshing cocktail in summer. I live in a place where its summer all the time XD
In an effort to use what I already had in my fridge and liquor cabinet, I celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Caipirinhas instead of Margaritas this year (although, we did add some jalapeño to spice it up a bit). It’s so tasty, I’ll be making these all summer!
Anna’s Strawberry Jalapeño Caipirinha
Half a lime, quartered
1 Chopped strawberry
1 Slice jalapeño*
.5 oz Simple syrup
2 oz Cachaça
Glass: Double Old Fashioned
Garnish: Slice of jalapeño and half a strawberry
In the double Old Fashioned Glass, muddle the lime, strawberry, jalapeño and simple syrup. Add ice and cachaça. Stir, and garnish with a slice of jalapeño and half a strawberry.
This looks awesome!!! I love bartenders who goes crazy with different ingredients! I’m gonna try this soon! Will let you know how it looks and taste!