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Behind the Stick with Jesse Ross of Sycamore Den

Courtesy photo Jarnard Sutton / Jesse Ross of Sycamore Den

Jesse Ross, bar manager at Sycamore Den, is all about the local community and crafting cocktails. On this episode of Behind the Stick. He chats about his journey as a bartender and the story behind his Crime of Passion cocktail.

Crime of Passion


Photo courtesy Faith Thai / Crime of Passion from Sycamore Den

1.5 oz Beefeater London Dry Gin .75 oz fresh lemon juice .75 oz cayenne-passionfruit purée .5 oz l’Orgeat almond liqueur

Tajín rim

Garnish: Orange slice

What's the story behind the Crime of Passion?

I wanted to utilize a tropical ingredient in a drink that wasn't particularly tropical or tiki.

Describe the taste.

Tangy, refreshing and juicy.

What's the key component of this drink?