Who doesn’t like Tiki Cocktails ?! I am smitten with owner Ayme Harrison’s urban lounge called Kreepy Tiki.  A tattoo parlor, live music venue (check out Wednesday nights) with sensational craft cocktails. Her Winterfest cocktail tied for second place. Boom!

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Ayme Harrison – An Old Fashioned Scrooge Cocktail – Kreepy Tiki Bar & Lounge You know you are destined for this life when you carry bitters in your handbag and geek out when Amazon delivers fruit garnishing knives. The pineapple tattoo on my arm says it all; HOSPITALITY. Every guest who sits at the bar is an extension of anyone who has been to my home; friend or family.

Known for… Ordering an Old Fashioned wherever I go, even bowling alleys.

Favorite style of Classic Cocktail… Daiquiri, you can never go wrong.

Your go-to Cocktail to serve… Anything spirit forward.

Must have garnish… An Orange.

Essential Bar accessory… My Cocktail Kingdom Beachbum Berry Skull Bar spoon.

How did you craft your Winterfest Cocktail… with love, lots of it.

Ayme wants us to try her cocktail, and provided her exclusive simple syrup recipe to me.

Scrooge Simple Syrup
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla pod
1 orange peel
2 anise stars
1/2 tablespoon all spice
1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
1/4 tablespoon sea salt

 

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Renée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor creating unique content for  ​Eye on South Florida. Mixing up the latest in craft cocktails, craft beers and culinary experiences. Read my BITES column in Go Riverwalk Magazine and socialize with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Member of the FRLA, USBG Miami, USBG Palm Beach and ​Tales 365.​

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