Beyond the Drink: Gui Jaroschy’s Sunshine State of Mind Cocktail (S5/Ep.08)

Gui is an award-winning beverage pro out of Miami and co-founder of Unfiltered Hospitality (check out last week’s guest for the other half of Unfiltered). He is a partner in Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur and the beverage guy at Baby Jane Cocktail House and Eatery in Miami. In this episode, he walks us through a drink called Sunshine State of Mind, a vodka-based cocktail he created during his time at Broken Shaker in Miami. He’s joined by business partner Ben Potts (who we heard from last week). Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Drink… with Gui Jaroschy. (cocktail recipe below)

Sunshine State of Mind

Makes 1 cocktail

1.5 oz vodka

.5 oz sunshine syrup (recipe below)

.25 oz Mandarine Napoleon

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

Soda water, to top

Rosemary spring, to garnish

Combine vodka, sunshine syrup, mandarine napoleon and lemon juice in a shaker tin with ice. Give a short, hard shake and then strain into a collins glass with ice and top with soda. Garnish with clementine wheels and a rosemary sprig. 

Sunshine Syrup:

To a large container, add 3 peeled clementines and muddle. Add the zest of 1 orange, 1 lemon and 2 ounces of fresh rosemary sprigs (about 8 sprigs). Pour 2.5 cups of boiling water on top, cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Add 3 cups of white sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a container, bring to room temperature, cover and store in the refrigerator.

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