Mixologist: Marco Baroli, Mixologist
Bar Manager, CIBO Wine Bar
Cocktail: Sister Smokin' Ginger
1 ½ oz. Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey
½ oz. Cask & Crew Whiskey Straight Rye blend
1 oz fresh ginger simple syrup reduction*
¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sprig of fresh mint
Burnt cinnamon stick
Oak plank for smoking
*Fresh Ginger Simple Syrup Reduction: Fresh ginger reduction, cornstarch, sugar, water, cinnamon.
Instructions: Combine Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey, Cask & Crew Whiskey Straight Rye Blend, Ginger Simple Syrup Reduction and lemon juice. Shake well. Smoke mint and ginger on the oak plank. Double strain cocktail into smoked glass. Top with Prosecco and 7-UP. Grate fresh cinnamon on top
Garnish: Fresh mint, dusted with powdered sugar. Top with burnt cinnamon stick.
Glassware: Tom Collins
CIBO Wine Bar
Hailing from Milan, Italy, Marco Baroli is Cibo Wine Bar's head bartender and mixologist. Marco's passion for bartending began in 2010 when he started as a server at Studio 54 in Riccione. There, he learned the fundamentals of hospitality, training on the job to step in to a position as bartender.
After a season in Riccione, he headed to Miami Beach, seeking the sun, sand, and adventure Miami has to offer. He joined the team of Miami Beach's iconic Osteria Romana, a staple of the Miami Beach restaurant scene. While honing his skills, Marco practiced mixology, eventually joining the opening bar team at Cibo Wine Bar, South Beach. The flagship of the Cibo Venues, Cibo SoBe opened in December of 2014, and boasted an impressive lounge area as well as a breathtaking rooftop bar. As lead bartender, Marco assisted with the creation of Cibo's specialty cocktail list, and trained the staff on Cibo's award-winning wine program. The cocktails Marco creates highlight fresh ingredients in unique combinations that stimulate the palate and awaken the senses.
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