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Proof Canteen celebrates Thirsty Thursday with a Pop-Up Tiki bar

Loopholes in life are meant to be taken advantage of and Proof Canteen at The Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale is taking advantage of their “Libation Loophole” for a limited time on Thursdays. Proof is committed to sourcing all their ingredients for the menus from the United States but bends the rules for their tiki styled cocktails at their pop-up tiki bar.

“Spring in Scottsdale is the perfect time to enjoy tiki-style drinks,” says Proof General Manager Karma Tsepal. “We wanted to have a little fun with the cocktail menu, and decided to break our liquor embargo on imported spirits – if only for a limited run!”

Watch the sun set over the ocean desert from Proof’s patio and enjoy a refreshing rum cocktail like the Flaming Zombie Bite, Bitter Burro or Lava Flow and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the beaches of the south Pacific and may not want to return to reality. The specialty drinks range in price from $12-$16.

The Bacon Bun Bao with house made bacon, Thai bird chilis, jicama slaw and mint along with The Shrimp Bibimbap with prawns ancient grains and a sunny side up egg are part of the small bites menu to compliment your cocktails.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Proof Canteen at 48-513-5088

Windsor rolls out 4 new Fall inspired cocktails.

When mornings start getting cooler and weekends being dedicated to football we know the seasons have changed and Fall is upon us. With this seasonal change we also see the change on restaurant menus and cocktail list using seasonal ingredients and flavors. Central Phoenix’s Windsor has created 4 new cocktails with shorter days and longer nights in mind.

Photo courtesy of Upward Projects
Photo courtesy of Upward Projects

windsor cocktail’s no. 36, 40,77 & 83

With no pumpkin spice in sight, Upward Project’s Beverage Director Brent Karlicek has created 4 new numbered, not named, cocktails that uses artisan spirits with the bold flavors of Autumn.

No. 36 is a Manhattan with Karlicek’s personal touch combining Bourbon, red Vermouth, spiced honey, Lustau Sherry & garnished with a spiced honey lollipop.

No.40 uses Dominacan & Demerara rum, this inspired cocktail from a 120 year old recipe blends strawberry syrup, a bold Cocchi Barolo Chinato red wine, Sombra Mezcal, fresh lime juice and a strawberry garnish is “just plain dreamy” as an Italian styled dessert wine.

No.77 is a savory blend of Bourbon, Cutty Sark Scotch, Fernet Branca, lime juice, ginger syrup, Redd’s Ginger Brew and a candied ginger garnish. It’s 27 secret ingredients offer complexity and character.

No.83 uses infused spirits such as Chamomile infused Bourbon, gin, lime juice, house made Mango syrup, Reed’s Ginger Brew and Luxardo Amaro with a mint sprig garnish for a layered cocktail that can also refresh your taste buds.

These new cocktails are now available at Windsor 5223 N. Central Ave Phoenix, 85012 (602)279-1111 http://www.windsoraz.com