Archive for May, 2013

Newsletter 38: Iconic Brands

Posted in Newsletters on May 29, 2013 by becca

This month we were hosted by Iconic Brands and their Deadhead Rum and Apocalypto Tequila at Don the Beachcombers.

Our tasty punch featured Apocalypto Tequila:

Cinco de Perro
Jason Schiffer – 320 Main
4 parts Apocalypto Tequila
1 part Pineapple Shrub
1 part Orange
1 part Lemon
1 part Lime
.5 parts Don’s Mix

We enjoyed a cocktail:

Nacho Libre
Gabrielle Dion – Broadway by Amar Santana
0.25 Kubler Absinthe
0.5oz Lime
0.65oz Pineapple Shrub
0.75oz Cucumber water
1.5oz Apocolypto tequila
Shake, Double strain
Cucumber Ribbon Garnish

Pineapple Shrub
Cover chopped pineapple with White Balsamic Vinegar and let sit for 3-4 days or kryovac for speedier process
Discard pineapple, cold dilute white sugar 1:1 with pineapple vinegar

Dave Castillo and Joseph Valdovinos both dazzled us with their sangrita inspired chasers.

Sangrita de E.T.

Sangrita de E.T.

Sangrita de E.T.
Dave Castillo – 320 Main
12 Limes (Peeled & Juiced)
Slowly bring the lime juice to a boil with equal amount of sugar. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 min. Add lime peels and steep for 15-20 min. Let cool.
Add 1/2 avocado
3 tsp Cilantro Juice
5 tsp Jalapeno juice

Deadhead Rum Chaser
Joe Valdovinos – Little Sparrow
Lime infused pimento dram
Fresh  mint
Homemade bitters (Angostura style)
Champagne simple syrup


Our next meeting will be Monday, June 3rd with Dushan Zaric and Simon Ford of the 86 Co. Their spirits designed by bartenders for bartenders include Tequila Cabeza, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Cana Brava Rum and Fords Gin.

RSVP now because this meeting will reach capacity! This is one not to be missed as we will no doubt be wowed by the wealth of information these two have about the industry and the insight into creating a badass brand from the ground up!

To help maintain quality of service, presentation, space, food and drink we must insist on RSVP’s and we are limiting the accepted RSVP’s to 50. So get your RSVP in early and send it to if you’re planning on attending, let us know if something comes up so we can make your spot available to someone else if you can’t make it. See you then! The meeting location will be emailed upon RSVP to the first 50 responders.