Beverage manager Ryan Goodspeed is on the rocks – I mean rock – for a week checking in on the bar at our Grand Cayman restaurant. As such, it is flowing with new drinks like the Cuba Libre, a highball of housemade cola, Bacardi 8 year over ice and lime wheel garnish. The Housemade Cola has also been well received by kids and moms!
Perhaps what I am most excited for is the Pimm’s Royal Cup, featuring Ryan’s own Pimms #1, a regal mix of equal parts Dubonnet, Canton, sweet Vermouth, dry Vermouth, Campari, Broker’s Gin, and simple syrup. Add that to a highball glass and top with sparkling wine, and cucumber, orange and pear slices. Golly gee Ryan, please bring this to Miami with my Slow Gin Fizz?
All that, and he’s got a batch of limoncello working. Smart thinking. It’ll be ready next time Chef is down!