Polynesian Kiss Bitters

Tell-Tale Heart

Ad adaption of the Black Heart cocktail published by Drinking In America several years ago, this themed libation is the perfect combination of spooky & sweet for your never-ending parade of Halloween parties. The Tell-Tale Heart is sure to put everybody under its spell… especially if they have a thing for vodka. So treat yourself to a night of dark drinks and even darker thoughts.

Tell-Tale Heart
• 1.5 oz Black vodka
• 1 oz Fig & thyme infused vodka (recipe follows)
• 1 dash Dry vermouth
• 
4 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Fresh figs, for garnish

In a clean shaker filled with ice, pour both vodkas, vermouth and bitters. Shake until well chilled and strain into a cold martini glass. Garnish with a split black fig prior to serving.

To make infused vodka, quarter six ripe black figs and muddle thoroughly. Strip 10-15 thyme sprigs of leaves, placing the leaves with muddled figs. Pour one bottle of vodka over figs and thyme leaves in a non-reactive container to steep. Reserve empty vodka bottle. Allow to infuse at room temperature for for up to 24 hours – knowing the longer you steep the stronger the fig and thyme notes in the alcohol will be. Strain mixture through cheese cloth, and re-bottle using funnel. The infused vodka will keep for up to two months if properly refrigerated.

Queen Annene

Created by Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry of Latitude 29 here in New Orleans.

Queene Annene
• .75 oz Fresh lime juice
• .75 oz Fresh orange juice
• .75 oz Honey syrup (recipe below)
• .75 oz Pimm’s #1
• .75 oz Vodka
• 2 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Scored cucumber wheel, to garnish

Honey Syrup: combine 1 part honey to 1 part warm water, stirring until honey has fully dissolved into solution. Let cool prior to use. Remaining syrup may be refrigerated for up to a month.

In a shaker filled with ice, pour juices, syrup, Pimm’s, vodka & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with scored cucumber wheel before serving.

Polynesian Paloma

Polynesian Paloma
• 2 oz Tequila
• .25 oz Fresh lime juice
• 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
• 1 oz El Guapo® Lime Cordial
• 6 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Club soda
In a shaker filled with ice, pour tequila, lime & grapefruit juice, cordial & bitters. Shake vigorously, & strain into a coupe filled with crushed ice. Top with club soda & garnish with edible flowers or eucalyptus leaves before serving

Foster The People

Next time you’re in New Orleans, stop for a libation at the Black Duck Bar, located on the second floor inside Dickie Brennan’s Palace Cafe. Its namesake is The Black Duck speedboat, which was powered by twin Victory aircraft engines and was the fastest rum-running boat from Cuba to the East Coast of America, bringing rums during Prohibition to a thirsty nation. It was faster than any U.S. Coast Guard craft. Chases were inevitable, but catches weren’t happening. The Black Duck Bar pays homage to the boat and its cargo. More than 110 rums are available for sipping or, in the hands of the expert cocktail team, in a wide variety of fine rum-based cocktails. Thankfully, America came to its senses, and now enjoying such delightful beverages is perfectly legal.

Foster the People

• 2 oz Ron Matusalem Clasico Solera 10-yr Rum
• .5 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil
• .5 oz Poirier’s cane syrup
• .25 oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 3-5 dashes El Guapo® Polynesian Kiss Bitters
• Orange peel, for garnish

In a shaker over ice, pour Rum, banana liqueur, cane syrup and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into coupe. Top with dashes of Polynesian Kiss bitters to taste, and garnish with an orange peel before serving.