THE PEAKY BLINDER at Tandem Coffee and Spirits, 225 E. Bay St.
Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey, Crème de Cassis, Blackberry Simple Syrup, Mint
The Peaky Blinder is going to be Bulleit Bourbon, it’s a fantastic bourbon that has a big cult following so we do like to use Bulleit here. It has a little bit of Crème de Cassis which is a black current liqueur. It adds just a little bit of complexity from your average kind of berry or fruit. Also, it’s going to have a little bit of mint and we do a little bit of blackberry syrup in there as well just to give it that kind of fun berry element with some of those darker berries I feel like are good for Fall. It’s definitely one of our unsung favorites so I try to bring the underdog to the front.
ALSO ON THE MENU: LOVE & THORNS
In Love & Thorns, we use Empress 1908 GIN. It’s really cool because it has actual butterfly pea flowers in it, which gives it that really unique deep purple hue. I like it because it’s a little bit earthier than your traditional gin. Then we pair it with some floral elements. We put a little bit of Crème de Violette, we do a little bit of Elderflower, some lemon juice to give it a lighter citrus note, then just a tad of egg white so it makes it just a little bit smooth a creamy, and gives it that light purple hue.
MIXOLOGIST: Dust Valentyne
My favorite part of being a bartender is talking to the people that come into the bar because you get people from literally all of the world here in Savannah. So, I feel like every time I come in here, not only are they learning things about the city but I get to learn things about who they are and where they’re from. There’s such a place of community and camaraderie. Being able to go here and cultivate in an environment where people want to talk, and they want to hangout is one of the best parts of my job.