Smiling Rabbit

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Smiling Rabbit

Mezcal Cocktail

Mix things up this year & keep it festive with this delicious Mezcal based cocktail called the "Smiling Rabbit". See below for the recipe:

Smiling Rabbit
1.5 oz Espadín mezcal
.75oz Fresh lemon juice
.5oz pineapple-cinnamon syrup*
.25oz Suze apéritif
.25oz Yellow Chartreuse 
HOW TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS SMILING RABBIT COCKTAIL:

1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

2. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, and garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Note: *Pineapple-cinnamon syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, add 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks and 4 cinnamon sticks, and steep for 30 minutes. Remove solids, and store in the refrigerator.

Make this recipe at home yourself or hire a bartender in Los Angeles to come mix this delicious cocktail up for you! :)

Brazilian Passion Fruit Caipirinha

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Brazilian Passion Fruit Caipirinha

3 limes, wedges

1 whole passion fruit (just the pulp)

4 ts of brown sugar

2oz of cachaça (brazilian distilled) or Vodka

A handful of ice

In a shaker add the limes, the sugar and the cachaca or vodka, muddler all together. Add the passion fruit pulp and shake it for at least 10 second. Pour in a glass and garnish with a lime wedge or mint leaves. Enjoy!

Ask us about our Los Angeles based Brazilian Bartenders & Brazilian Servers to plan your next authentic Brazilian party.

Cucumber Mint Gin Coolers

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Cucumber Mint Gin Coolers

Ingredients to batch a serving of 3 cocktails:

6 ounces gin

1 cup cucumber cut into chunks, plus a few thinly sliced for garnish

12 mint leaves plus more for garnish

2 tablespoons sugar (or beet sugar)

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

Chilled Club soda to cap

Ice

Instructions:

In the jar of a blender, combine the cucumber chunks, the mint leaves, sugar and lemon juice. Puree until you have a smooth mixture.

Fill two glasses with ice. Add 2 ounces of gin to each glass and the thinly sliced cucumbers. Fill the glasses to 2/3rds full with the cucumber mixture. Top with club soda and stir well.

Garnish with fresh mint.



Spicy Honey and Grapefruit Margarita

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Spicy Honey and Grapefruit Margarita

Serves 1

3 small slices of jalapeno

1 shot of Honey + cayenne simple syrup (equal amounts of honey, water and cayenne stirred together on heat, let it cool down before mixing in)

3 shots of Grapefruit juice, fresh

1 shot Cointreau

1 shot Tequila

Optional - Margarita salt mixed with a tad of cayenne to salt rim

Add all ingredients to a shaker, if you would like, muddler the jalapenos first for extra spice. Shake it all and strain over ice and garnish with a lime or jalapeno slice.

Passion Fruit Mojito

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Passion Fruit Mojito

Ingredients: (1 serving)

1 Lime wedge

6 Mint leaves

2 oz Rum or light rum

1 oz Fresh Passion fruit juice

1 oz Lime juice

1oz simple syrup

1 oz Club soda

1 handful Ice

Instructions:
Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker except for the ice and soda water.
Shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Pour all ingredients into a Collins glass, top with a soda water, stir and then garnish with a fresh mint sprig and paper straw!

BLACKBERRY BOURBON SMASH

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BLACKBERRY BOURBON SMASH

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

2 ounces bourbon

1/2 ounce lime juice, or 2 lime wedges, squeezed

6–7 mint leaves, muddled

2–3 blackberries, muddled

3/4 ounce simple syrup (1 tablespoon of sugar will do)

1 ounce club soda

ice

Instructions:

combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker except for the soda water, ice & bourbon. Muddle until everything is “Smashed” Add bourbon, ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.

Empty all ingredients into a rocks glass without straining and add a 1oz soda topper. Stir and garnish with a fresh mint sprig and add blackberry on a pick.

Grapefruit Rose Sangria

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Grapefruit Rose Sangria


Add the below ingredients into a large container and store overnight for the best result

1 750 ml bottle rosé wine, chilled

1 cup grapefruit vodka

2 grapefruits – 1 juiced, 1 sliced for garnish

1 lime, thinly sliced

Handful of strawberries, thinly sliced

5 dashes orange bitters

1/4 cup simple syrup (more if desired)

1 cup soda water, chilled

Ice