Bananas Up – A Charanda Cocktail with the Essence of Banana and Kiss of Smoke

Bananas Up Cocktail

When I developed this cocktail in 2020, I had just discovered Charanda—a sugarcane-based spirit distilled in Mexico. The bottle that I was specifically enjoying was Uruapan’s Charanda Blanco. This particular bottling is created through two distillation methods.

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Holy Fizz – The Love Child of a Church and Ramos Gin Fizz

Holy Fizz cocktail

The Holy Fizz is one of those creative cocktail ideas that are often devised when you’re a few cocktails deep. This recipe re-imagines the Church cocktail as a fizz, resulting in the perfect sipper that’ll have you seeing the bottom of the glass too quickly.

The creamy citrus vibes from the Aperol and heavy cream are reminiscent of a sophisticated orange creamsicle. The Holy Fizz cocktail takes some time and effort to make, but it’s perfect as a treat.

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Hella Bitters & Soda Review

Hella Bitters and Soda

Hella Bitters & Soda isn’t the first product I’ve reviewed from the ever-expanding Hella Cocktail Co. When I met their founders back in 2016, bitters were their only product. Since then, their brand has expanded to include a full lineup of bitters, mixers, and canned bitters and soda. Since their rebrand from Hella Bitters to Hella Cocktail Co., their growing product line continues their tradition of using only premium ingredients that are fresh and free from artificial additives—something much of their competitors cannot say.

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