Strawberry, sage and bitter orange flavours with a punch of Bacardi 8 rum. A great spirit-forward, easy to replicate cocktail reminiscent of a Negroni.
Bartender of the Year Hong Kong 2018 and industry veteran, Jay Khan, has co-founded a Mexican inspired venue of his own, COA. Named after the machete like tool for harvesting agave, the cocktail bar’s drinks list provides a glimpse into the rich, diverse and often misunderstood category of Agave spirits.
We’ve curated a short list of the best batched cocktails for you to enjoy this New Year’s Eve. Simplify your celebrations with a little preparation prior and you’ll be sipping tasty punches, pitchers and batched cocktails.
Amaro’s aren’t commonly featured in punch recipes but Amaro di Angostura features a unique and familiar flavour profile which is derived from the bespoke process used in creating their world renowned and iconic aromatic bitters. The amaro brings notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and unmistakeable Angostura aromatic bitters to this boozy punch.
The Philadelphia Fish House Punch, one of the most famous of punch recipes, was first referenced in writing as far back as 1794. The drink originated at the ‘State in Schuylkill Fishing Corporation’, a fishing and social club in Philadelphia established in 1732.
The term eggnog is a combination of two colonial slang words — rum was referred to as grog and bartenders served it in small wooden mugs called noggins. The drink first became known as egg-n-grog and later as eggnog.
Coquito translates to “Little Coconut” and is a traditional Christmas drink that originated in Puerto Rico and can be found all throughout the Caribbean. It is similar to eggnog, but the coconut base gives it a tasty twist. When mixed with coffee, cold brew or hot, it’s a seriously delicious combination!
Louisiana native Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt opened a bar named Don the Beachcomber back in 1934 after being inspired by his travels in the South Pacific. The bar was a tropical-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood, California, complete with flaming tiki torches and rattan furniture. The drinks menu was potent and rum centric.
A unique tiki-esque cocktail bringing bitter flavours from Campari and Punt e Mes together with more traditional tiki ingredients, rum and falernum which add spices such as almond, ginger and cloves.
The Honey Boy Tavern Tipple is a creation of Daniel Noble from the Ramblin Rascal Tavern in Sydney. Herbal Jagermeister compliments a dark rum which is then sweetened with honey syrup.