From the Rafters

From the RaftersFrom The Rafter

Creating a cocktail can be as simple as combining the right flavours. From the Rafters is a perfect example of mixing sweet orange, nutty hazelnut, juicy pineapple and soft oak, creating a martini that is sweet and goes down easily. Maybe it goes down too easily, so be careful or you may find yourself swinging from the rafters.


1 oz Courvoisier VS

¾ oz BOLS Triple sec liqueur

¼ oz Frangelico Hazelnut liqueur

1 oz pineapple juice

Garnish with an orange peel


Begin by setting ice in a martini glass to chill. Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Discard the ice from the martini glass and strain. Squeeze the orange peel over the drink and drop in.


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Banana Nut Bay

Banana Nut Bay

With warmer weather around the corner, it’s finally time to indulge in a true summertime cocktail.

The fruit flavours of banana and pineapple blend with silky smooth coconut milk, a touch of hazelnut and soft oak-aged rum in the Banana Nut Bay cocktail.


1 oz. Brugal Anejo Rum

½ oz. Bols Banana Liqueur

½ oz. Frangelico

½ oz. Coconut Milk

3 oz. Pineapple juice


In a mixing glass, pour in all the ingredients, add ice and shake. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy.


Using an aged rum adds flavour to the drink.

To highlight more nut flavour notes, grate nutmeg over the finished drink or a dash of cinnamon.