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Ring in 2021 tiki-style! The Beach Bonfire is bright and citrusy with a hint of heat. It has a rum base - and not just any rum, but Callisto, a California inspired botanical rum. Add a pineapple juice reduction and a lemon jalapeño shrub from Burly Beverages. Based in Sacramento, California. Burly produces all of their products by hand using apple cider vinegar and turbinado sugar to maximize flavor.
Our Whiskey Tiki Sour contains a classic tiki ingredient, orgeat. Traditionally made of almonds, sugar and either rose-water or orange flower water, it is an important ingredient in Mai Tais and many tiki cocktails. The orgeat we’ve selected, creamy and slightly floral, is created by El Guapo, one of our favorite small batch producers. Based in New Orleans, they use only organic ingredients - in this case California grown almonds.
Our Winter Rum Old Fashioned will leave you reaching for aged rum instead of whiskey from now on. Made with Zacapa 23 Centenario Rum, aged using the Sistema Solera method in multiple casks that previously held whiskeys, sherries and fine wines. Combined with El Guapo Sweet Potato Syrup, crafted in New Orleans with local Louisiana heirloom sweet potatoes, Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters and a light dusting of cinnamon, this cocktail will be your new winter favorite.
Our next cocktail celebrates one of our favorite places, Northern California’s Lake Tahoe. The Aprés Ski Drop is made with Tahoe Blue Vodka, the world's only vodka crafted from pristine Lake Tahoe water. Orange liqueur and small doses of lemon, apple juice and anise syrup create interesting layers of flavor that make this cocktail hard to put down. A star anise garnish is the perfect finishing touch.
This month’s cocktail, Nola Proper, includes an ingredient straight from New Orleans, Fassionola syrup. Once thought of as long-lost, Cocktail & Sons resurrected it with a version made of fresh Ponchatoula strawberries, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, hibiscus, and lime. Bourbon pairs perfectly with this Fassionola syrup and lemon curd adds a little tanginess and creaminess for a perfect balance.
Our second drink this month, Firefly, includes tequila, all natural honey ginger spice syrup from Hudson & Lee, and Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture. A little apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and citric acid make the syrup so tasty and well balanced, it would be delicious by itself. You can make this drink more or less spicy by adjusting the drops of firewater tincture according to your preference.
Our Golden Hour cocktail is smooth and sippable, without being boring. Licor 43, brandy, honey syrup and a surprising ingredient - a pinch of salt. Learn more about micro-dosing your cocktails with salt and why it's a tool for many great bartenders.
We’re also sending our Rye Ginger Shrub cocktail. It's a balanced combination of rye whiskey, Pink House Alchemy ginger shrub, honey syrup and aromatic bitters. This cocktail also calls for an optional egg white, which is not included. We'll dive into the topic of the "reverse dry shake" to get the perfect foamy top layer on your cocktail.
Our Tiki Staycation cocktail is tiki-inspired rum based cocktail with fall elements like hazelnut and cranberry mixed with pineapple and a little orange liqueur. If you are a SaloonBox regular, you’ll recognize Pink House Alchemy, which made the rich and earthy hazelnut syrup in this recipe.
Also included in this kit is the Limone Fizz, which will transport you to Southern Italy with a delicious dose of limoncello and vodka. Spirits of San Diego Limoncello lends a refreshing burst of organic citrus to this drink. We turned to one of our favorite syrup producers, Portland Soda Company, for their delicious Mango Habañero Syrup for a little heat and notes of lemon-lime and bergamot orange.
Included in this month's kit, The Ramble! Gin, elderflower liqueur, blackberry syrup from Royal Rose, lemon and lime juice make this a delicious, spirit-forward sipper.
Also included is our Tamarindo Sour, featuring whiskey and Tamarindo syrup from Liquid Alchemist - made in small batches from natural ingredients. You'll combine it with bourbon, lemon juice, aromatic bitters and a pineapple juice ice cube. If you haven’t tried using juice for ice cubes, it’s a great way to chill your drinks and add flavor, rather than diluting your cocktail with regular ice.
Cold Front is designed to help you cool off this summer. Orange, vanilla and cocoa combine for a treat that isn’t creamy or overly sweet. Included in this kit: Royal Rose Orange Vanilla Syrup (2 oz bottle), Ghirardelli cocoa powder, two 50ml bottles vodka and a candied orange garnish. This cocktail also calls for an optional egg white, which is not included.
You'll also receive. Piña Guayaba, which combines Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum, inspired by the island lifestyle of multi-platinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney, guava juice, lemon, coconut water, a tad of spice from ginger bitters and a pineapple crisp garnish. Included in your kit: two 50ml bottles coconut rum, guava juice, coconut water, two mini ginger bitters, and a packet of delicious pineapple crisps. Crystalized lemon is also included to use in place of fresh lemon juice in case you don't have fresh lemons handy.
Our Black Lava Margarita features Tanteo Blanco Tequila, a ginger, lime and cinnamon infusion from Secco, agave, lime and a Hawaiian black lava salt rim.
Also included in this kit is The Kicking Mule, featuring HM the King Scotch, Pink House Alchemy’s Mexican Chile syrup made from the arbol chile, lemon and a splash of club soda to add a little effervescence.
Our Yuzu Collins features Sundog gin, Yuzu sparkling water from Kimino and Dusk syrup from Meadowland, which is made from organic black tea, lavender flowers and cane sugar. This recipe also includes a small amount of orange bitters, which adds a slight bitterness to complete a perfect flavor balance.
Our next drink, the Red Tea Smash includes bourbon, “African Sunset” tea (an organic rooibos tea from Two Leaves And A Bud), and Butternut Mountain maple syrup from Vermont.