This past December Tampa gained not one but two signature cocktails from the Crafting Tampa’s Cocktail competition, which pitted 14 local mixologists against one another to make a cocktail representative of Tampa.
Seeing as Tampa is a lively, diverse city 24-hours a day, the winning mixologist Kamran Mir from The Hub, was tasked with creating two cocktails so Tampa could have a unique cocktail at all hours of the day that truly embraced and celebrated Tampa’s rich history.
Check out Kamran’s recipes below and tag us in your photos making/enjoying Tampa’s cocktails @tampasdowntown on all social media platforms!
1.5 oz Bacardi Superior1.5 oz Galliano Ristretto.25 oz Grand Marnier.75 oz half & halfGrated orange zest/espresso bean garnish
Combine first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for approximately 30 seconds and double strain (a Hawthorne strainer and a fine mesh strainer) into an empty 8oz rocks glass. Top with grated (use a microplane rasp) espresso bean and orange zest.
2 oz Bacardi Superior1 oz creme de banana1.5 oz guava nectar1 oz lime juice.5 oz simple syrupAngostura bitters
Combine first five ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Float Angostura bitters on top. Garnish with a lime wheel.