Bartender Michael Smith’s Hey Punkin’ is a delicious, crisp whiskey cocktail that’s perfect for the colder months. Made with a base of Slow & Low Rock N’ Rye, a housemade espresso pumpkin spice syrup, aquafaba and fresh-squeezed lemon juice, it’s not only 100 percent vegan, but it also has a beautiful frothy (egg white-free) head. Smith says that the inspiration for the cocktail came from “the natural richness and depth of flavor in fresh pumpkin.” Unlike most “pumpkin spice” drinks, this cocktail has an abundance of both.
Article by Dillon Mafit.
Photo by Tanya Isaeva.
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- 2 ounces Havana Rum
- 1 ounce Turmeric Kombucha
- 1⁄2 ounce lemon juice
- 1⁄2 ounce orange juice
- 1⁄2 ounce Darjeeling syrup (recipe below)
- 3 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake. Strain into a double Old Fashioned glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a double orange wheel and black sesame.
To make Darjeeling Syrup: Steep 1 cup of Darjeeling tea in 1 quart of 1:1 simple syrup for 24 hours.
At South House when it comes to Bourbon it’s an essential part of your experience. We like to keep our shelves stocked with the kinds of things that will not only quench your thirst but will also satisfy your appetite for perfection. Here are just a few from our collection.
We are enthusiastic about the Shiner Cheer Christmas Beer on Tap at South House for the whole month of December. Come on by the house and give it a try!
“We hope you enjoy your Shiner Cheer, an Old World Dunkelweizen brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans. The malty flavors of this dark wheat ale are enhanced through the use of malted barley and wheat. And Kräusening ensures a smoothness that makes the subtle peach and pecan flavors all the more satisfying.”
SOUTH HOUSE bartender Alyssa Fasciano and football star Antonio Pierce, show us how to make the perfect game-day cocktail. The duo uses Stoli Vodka to toast kickoff with our game-day appropriate drink. We think sipping cocktails and feeling the buzz in preparation for an afternoon of football is nearly as important as the outcome of the game. Although there is nothing wrong with staying true to your traditional pre-game beverages, with a little preparation and a little versatility, you can take your tailgate experience to the next level.
Our Beverage Director Norman James Strobel, has been featured in Time Out New York for their “MEET THE BARTENDER” segment where he gives the inside story behind his new cocktail UTILIZAR LA TIERRA cocktail made with Herradura Tequila.
“My interview with Stephanie Villarreal-Farid started off in the same spirit of southern hospitality that exudes from SOUTH HOUSE, “Hey Jaclyn. We’re running a few minutes behind. The door’s open so just let yourself in and we will see you soon!”