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Outerspace Vodka !

Outerspace Vodka !

Matcha Made in Heaven !For the drink:1 &frac…

Matcha Made in Heaven !

For the drink:

1 ½ oz Cap Rock Vodka
1 oz lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
dash of vanilla extract
1 oz  peach calpico
1 oz aguafaba or egg white
splash of soda water to finish
garden herbs for garnish

Add everything but the soda water to your shaker tin with 1 ice cube.
Whip shake for 5 seconds to wake up the proteins in your emulsifier
add 4 more ice cubes and shake vigorously ( depending on what shenanigans you’ve been up to its ok if you can’t muster vigor)

In your chilled glass add 2 ice cubes , strain your drink into glass and top with soda water

Finish with a few sprigs of vegetation !

The Lowland Wassail1 ½ oz Auchentoshen …

The Lowland Wassail

1 ½ oz Auchentoshen 12 yr whisky
1 oz Gaby’s Gardenia Mix (see below for recipe)
2 oz fresh pressed apple cider
1/8 oz apple cider vinegar
½ oz lemon
1 oz madera

Gaby’s Gardenia mix

1 pound unsalted butter
1 quart runny honey
1 cup Trader Vic’s Macadamia liqueur
1 oz vanilla extract
Pinch salt

Place butter in heavy bottomed pan and set onto a medium heat , the plan is to brown the butter by removing the water and caramelizing the milk solids turning  it delicious  and nutty smelling /tasting .

Allow the butter to froth , once it gets past this stage the water has evaporated and the milk solids will start to brown, be patient and keep stirring, there’s a fine line between brown butter and burnt to a cinder butter .

Once the liquid  butter starts to take on an amber hue and you see small flecks of brown in there its time to take off heat and allow to cool slightly , pouring hot butter into a blender will cause the air to expand in the blender and likely blow the top of your blender off .

Once cooled slightly pour into Vitaprep blender , add the runny honey, Trader Vics, salt  and vanilla , you might have to stir a few times with a wooden spoon to get the honey and butter mingling . Blend on high for about 30 seconds then transfer to a lidded container until ready to use.

Add all ingredients to a pan and heat through , stirring till up to temperature, this is best made in  quantities though single servings whilst not as social are still just as delicious . Transfer to a heat proof glass or mug .

Superman’s Kryptonite Cocktail ! Tipsy…

Superman’s Kryptonite Cocktail ! Tipsy Bartender

1 ½ oz. (45ml) Spiced Rum
1 ½ oz. (45ml) Coconut Rum
1 ½ oz. (45ml) Melon Liqueur
1 ½ oz. (45ml) Pineapple Juice
1 oz. (30ml) 151 Proof Rum

1. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour in spiced rum and coconut rum.
2. Add melon liqueur and pineapple juice.
3. Top with 151 proof rum.

Chili Padi Mary,  Astor Bar at The St Regis S…

Chili Padi Mary, 

Astor Bar at The St Regis Singapore

“Super Green Smoothie Bowl” From The Minimal…

“Super Green Smoothie Bowl” From The Minimalist Baker,

Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, previously sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (organic when possible) – use strawberries/raspberries for a greener smoothie, darker berries for a purple smoothie
  • 2 large handfuls spinach (organic when possible)
  • 1 small handful kale (organic when possible), large stems removed
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp salted creamy almond or peanut butter

Toppings (optional):

  • Roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • Granola
  • Raw or roasted nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Fresh berries
  • Hemp seeds

Malibu American Flag

Malibu American Flag

1 oz. Blue Curacao
1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1 oz Campari

In a shot glass layer Blue Curacao, then Malibu and then Campari on the top for a very Patriotic-looking shooter or sipper.



serves 1

tools needed: juicer or blender, shaker, jigger, vegetable peeler

glass: highball, footed glass, or tiki mu

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz unsweetened coconut cream
  • ¾ oz rhubarb syrup, 
  • ¼ oz lime
  • 1 bar spoon/teaspoon Sfumato Amaro, optional
  • garnish: rhubarb ribbon, pineapple leaves, edible flower, pineapple flower chip


Make the rhubarb syrup. Juice fresh pineapple and lime. Peel two ribbons of rhubarb with a vegetable peeler. Spiral one of the ribbons up the side of the glass and add crushed ice. Add the first 6 ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the glass. Garnish with pineapple leaves, pineapple flower chip, edible flower, and rhubarb ribbon.

Dry Tongue Therapy, Guillermo Bravo, Feather…

Dry Tongue Therapy, Guillermo Bravo, Featherweight, Brooklyn, NY,

photo:Eric Medsker

Serving: 1

  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 4 dashes absinthe
  • ½ ounce cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce falernum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ¾ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce PX sherry, 
  • ¾ ounce gin,
  • 1 ounce Wray & Nephew white overproof rum

Garnish: grapefruit half wheel, mint, charred cinnamon stick,

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and whip shake with pebble ice.
  2. Pour into a super thistle glass or a tulip glass.
  3. Garnish with a grapefruit half wheel, mint and a charred cinnamon stick.

Blackberry Bourbon Smash !

Blackberry Bourbon Smash !

…start with fresh blackberries

…add a handful of mint

…a little honey for sweetness

…a touch of lemon juice

…now muddle that all together until the blackberries are smashed and have released their juices

…add some bourbon (or maybe a lot if it’s been a rough week)

…toss in some ice

…top off with ginger beer

…garnish with mint