Witch Doctor's Orders

A zesty, spicy tiki-inspired cocktail featuring Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, Linie Aquavit, Cocchi Rosa, homemade spiced simple syrup, citrus bitters and star anise garnish.

You've probably caught on by now that we fancy a great tiki-inspired cocktail, and today's clandestine recipe is a witch doctor's prescription that we're happy to fill! Aside from some quality spirits, the ingredient that makes this drink truly special and gives it a sweet kick is homemade spiced simple syrup. Before you run for the hills, you need to know that it's so easy to make. Can you make regular simply syrup? If you answered...

Bitter End

Red, refreshing beauty of a beverage that contains flavors of rich bourbon, tart lemon, bitter/herbal/sweet Campari & Cocchi Rosa. Perfect for the week after Valentine's Day!

How are we celebrating this beautiful Friday night? With this red, refreshing beauty of a beverage that contains flavors of rich bourbon, tart lemon, bitter/herbal/sweet Campari & Cocchi Rosa. This drink might make you want to plant a kiss on whomever is closest to you, so it's perfect for the week after Valentine's Day.

Bitter End


1.25 oz  Bourbon

1 oz Campari

.5 oz Cocchi Rosa

.25 oz fresh lemon...

Slingshot Wound

Sweet-spicy tiki cocktail with Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum, orgeat syrup and cold-brew coffee.

You might think you don't like rum. Maybe you're like us, and one night long ago you overdid it on Captain Morgan and now you've avoided rum for a very long time. You ignore its calls, but you still run into it when you go out with your friends.

Maybe on one of these nights, you hear a whisper as something brushes across your neck. "What was that?" you think. Could it have been a gust of wind? This is a drafty bar, after all....

A Sweet Drink & Some Sour Weather

Delicious whiskey sour with conifer simple syrup, egg white, bitters and maraschino cherryLet's cut right to the chase: the weather in Orlando this weak has been truly dismal. The rain has been pouring down, and even when it stops it doesn't really stop, it just turns into a pathetic drizzle. It's the kind of weather that sends you directly into your pajamas and on to your couch right after work. Perhaps you think, "I am just sitting here watching Netflix, maybe I could fold some laundry!" But no, no you can't. It's all just too much.

If you are...

Good Ole Fashion'd Old Fashioned

Sorghum & sassafras Old Fashioned by the fireplace.

Against seemingly insurmountable odds, the weather has finally cooled off in Central Florida (insert celebratory dance here). Granted, it was 80ºF and 90% humidity right through January 1st, but it seems as though summer has finally ended – or at least taken a few days off.

Like any good Central Floridians, as soon as the weather dipped below 60ºF, we dusted off our hooded sweatshirts and ran out to purchase several bundles of wood from the local Publix. Why, you might ask? Because if the temperature outside permits me to gestate on my patio without breaking a sweat...