MIXOLOGY MEETING 001

Cocktail guides in the 1890’s would often refer to bartenders as mixologists. This classic art of mixing cocktails has re-surfaced in a fury and we’ve chosen to highlight a few we’ve had the pleasure of meeting along our jaunt through time.

MIXOLOGIST:
Josue Romero“The Garnish Guy”
From: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela        
Resides: St, Augustine, FL
Instagram: @the_garnishguy

FAVORITE SPIRIT:
Gin, it has the most versatility. I love floral notes, as well as astringent flavors. I can create spirit forward savory cocktails as well as full body, rich with vegetal notes.

UNIQUE RECIPE:
Gin Sour
1 and ½ oz St Augustine Gin
½ oz Bauchant
½ oz Giffard Apricot
½ oz Velvet Falernum
1 oz Lemon Juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Egg White

FIND ME AT:
Odd Birds St. Augustine, FL as well as private events/guest shifts

WHATS A QUALITY SPIRIT THAT’S OVERLOOKED:
Batavia-Arrack van Oosten

MIXOLOGIST:
Denise Moberley
From: Tampa, FL
Resides: Orlando, FL
Instagram: @ieatvomit

FAVORITE SPIRIT:
I love every spirit, so it’s a hard one. It usually depends on the day, the season or should I say my spirit? I’m a sucker for mescal though, but who isn’t?

UNIQUE RECIPE:
One of my favorite recipes and most popular, was when I was working at Cask & Larder in Winter Park, FL. It was called Eau de Rye. I love keeping cocktails simple, yet balanced.

1.5 oz Dedemtion Rye
¾ oz. Giffard Pampiemousse
¾ oz Carpano Dry
1 dropper Bittermans Hellfire Shrub

Pour ingredients over mixing glass, stir over ice, strain into double rocks glass. Serve over large rock, garnished with a grapefruit peel rose dashed with orange blossom water over the rose.

FIND ME AT:
The Guesthouse and The Courtesy Orlando, FL.

WHATS A QUALITY SPIRIT THAT’S OVERLOOKED:
OK, Don’t hate but, come on… Jager is pretty fun.

MIXOLOGIST:
Jonathan Fite                
From: Los Angeles, CA            
Resides: Los Angeles, CA
Instagram: @jfite17 @whatsyourpoison_17

FAVORITE SPIRIT:
There are so many great qualities to using different spirits. I feel I work best with rums of all variety. I like using juices and fruits for my mix-ins, opposed to the colas or club sodas.

UNIQUE RECIPE:
Rum Lt. – Green Wave
1 and ¼ oz light rum
½ oz triple sec
½ oz blue curacao
Orange juice
Conclude it with a cherry pineapple garnish

FIND ME AT:
I will soon be working alongside an excellent craft bartending team at Hotel Figueroa when they re-open with their beautiful renovations. Currently freelancing.

Cheers Gents!