• Jarnard Sutton

Behind the Stick with Tony Juarez of Masters Kitchen

Here's Tony Juarez serving up the "Prevailed in Tulum" while chatting about the cocktail scene in North County. Tony's giving us a taste of his culture over at Masters Kitchen in Oceanside. This cocktail is mysterious, smokey, tropical and refreshing. Crafted with lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon syrup, honey syrup, Aperol, Mezcal, Reposado tequila and garnished with a torched rosemary and an edible flower.

What's the story behind this cocktail?

The story behind this cocktail is a little interesting because on the surface, it doesn’t relate to cocktails. Although I am inspired by so so many great bartenders and bar programs, what really inspires me are people. People such as Tony Robbins, and Nipsey Hussle. I took it really hard when Nipsey passed. I’m the beginning of Nipsey hussles “victory lap” music video. He states they are in Tulum Mexico. At the base of the Maya ruin pyramids. Is interviews and music have inspired me so much cocktail wise. He is major key player in why I feel my game has elevated. He always talks about being true to who you are despite the consequences there might be. And I felt that this cocktail specifically represented me in a glass. If you had to pair this cocktail with a dish, what would you pair it with?

If I had to pair this with food I would pair it with street tacos!

Prevailed in Tulum

3/4 oz reposado tequila

1 oz Mezcal

1/2 oz Aperol