• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Thomas Carrara of Side Bar

This is Thomas Carrara aka @craftandculinary — He’s doing great things over at Side Bar. I had the opportunity to learn his story and try one of their popular cocktails called “The Duchess.” It’s spicy, earthy and refreshing!

The Duchess

$14

Recipe:

1.5 Ghost pepper infused tequilla .75 lime juice 1 basil leaf 3 blackberries .75 agave

Blackberries and basil as the garnish as a flower

What's the story behind The Duchess?

We were looking to make a cocktail that was alluring, spicy, and refreshing with robust flavors. The Duchess is Side Bar in a glass: sexy and mysterious.

Describe the taste flavor profiles.

We use fresh basil and blackberries in the cocktail as well as a spicy ghost tequilla to give it a spicy kick that sets it apart from other margarita variations.

What kind of experience can guests get at Side Bar?

My favorite part of bartending is the gues