Cocktails: Spring 2016 Suggestion List

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Spring Cocktail Suggestion List

While we don’t (and never will) have a cocktail menu here at Smokin’ Aces, we realise that some of our customers prefer a little guidance when it comes to choosing their cocktails. For that reason, we will be producing a short “suggestion list”, which will change every 4 months, using seasonal products and appropriate flavour profiles. So, with Spring already upon us and the evenings getting longer, here’s our offering for Spring 2016…

A Day At The Races

Our subtle twist on the Mint Julep, a springtime Kentucky Derby classic:

Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Fresh mint
Homemade rhubarb syrup
La Fee Parisienne Absinthe

Cocktail by: Luke


Now you know how to say “Old Fashioned” in Japanese. A twist on the classic, with Plum Liqueur:

Hibiki Harmony Whisky
Akashi Tai Umeshu
Sour cherry bitters
Maraschino cherry
Fresh orange peel
Cherry wood smoke

Served from a smoked hip flask.

Cocktail by: Luke

Ojo Rojo

With Ojo Rojo, our sister venue, having opened this spring, here’s a little nod to them:

Don Julio Blanco Tequila
Fresh strawberries
Fresh lime juice
Homemade pomegranate grenadine
Agave nectar

A fresh, light but powerful twist on the Bloody Mary.

Cocktail by: Luke


A twist on the Corpse Reviver #2, with a Brazilian flavour:

Abelha Organic Cachaca
Mandarine Napoloeon
St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
Yellow Chartreuse
La Fee Parisienne Absinthe
Fresh lemon & lime juice

Cocktail by: Sarah

Very Good

A fruity twist on a Mai Tai, using homemade citrus burst tea syrup

Abelha organic cachaca
Grand Marnier
Peychaud’s Bitters
Homemade citurs burst tea syrup
Fresh lime juice

Cocktail by: Jamie

Pomp & Ceremony

A fresh, floral gin Old Fashioned, with homemade lemongrass syrup

Beefeater Gin
Homemade lemongrass syrup
Lemon bitters

Cocktail by: Jamie

St. Joseph’s Short

A strawberry & basil daiquiri with a black pepper-infused white rum:

Toasted black pepper-infused El Dorado 3yo white rum
Fresh strawberries
Fresh basil
Fresh lime juice

Cocktail by: Vicky

Cherry Blossom

Nothing screams “springtime” like Japanese cherry blossom, so here’s a delicate, Japanese twist on a whiskey sours:

Hakashu Distiller’s Reserve
Davna Cherry Vodka
Fresh lemon juice
Homemade lemon thyme syrup
Egg white

Cocktail by: Luke

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