THE NEW COCKTAILS 2023
GRACE: Hi, can you introduce yourself and tell us about your new cocktail creation?
JOEY: Hey, I’m Joey and since December 2023, I’ve been at the Grace Bar. The cocktail I’ve designed is called Joey’s Base and it’s a distant twist on the well-known tiki cocktail, Mai Tai.
GRACE: What inspired you?
JOEY: Actually Scotty, he is our bar manager. We were thinking about what type of cocktail was missing from the new menu, so we decided on a tiki. The name is a small homage to health and pleasure – Dates have an alkalizing effect on the body.
GRACE: How does the cocktail taste?
JOEY: It starts with rum, balanced with a bouquet of violets, complex sweetness from almond and date with the freshness of green melon.
GRACE: What other Cocktail do you fancy?
JOEY: That’s a difficult question, as our cocktails are so different. I would order something different depending on my mood. What always works for me is a Caxaca Old Fashioned – mezcal and tequila in one drink. Have an awesome night!
- Overproof Rum
- Orgeat Sirup
- Dates infused Bardi 8
- Crem de Violette
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Gala Melon
- Flamed cinnamon stick
Muddle, shake and fine strain – this means the melon is mashed in the shaker, then all ingredients and ice are added and shaken. Serve in a Tiki Agave mug with cubed and crushed ice, garnished with a Chico leaf and a smoldering cinnamon stick and horned violet.
The new cocktails are an exciting mix of flavors and ingredients that were personally selected by the staff. Each cocktail has its own story