Enjoy some Christmas cheer

Cory Scruggs, from Atlanta, Georgia, has certainly made a name for himself on the local cocktail scene.

He emerged victorious from Cayman’s World Class cocktail competition earlier this year and won the Bartender of the Year award, which was presented at the Out of the Kitchen event held at The Ritz-Carlton in October.

Although Scruggs has had a lot of competition experience, the jitters can still get the better of him. “I tend to get pretty bad nervous shakes,” he says, laughing. “Even if I feel confident, sometimes my hands just don’t want to cooperate. I find it best to laugh it off or make a joke about it while I’m competing. ‘Shake it till you make it’ usually gets a laugh or three.”

He is presently mixing magic at Agua restaurant in Camana Bay, including holiday cocktails to keep you merry in the festive season. Stop by and see why Scruggs is considered to be a master mixologist.

Rum Port & Crumble
50ml Ron Zacapa 23
2 dash Angostura bitters
7.5ml Ruby Port
7.5ml sugar syrup
Garnish with crumbled dark chocolate

Baileys Fairy Nutcracker
25ml Baileys
25ml Smirnoff vodka
25ml Frangelico
12.5ml Amaretto
12.5ml Dark Crème de Cacao
Garnish with Chocolate powder/ crushed Amaretto cookies

The Black Apple
45ml Johnnie Walker Black Label
5ml Calvados
5ml simple syrup
2 dash Angostura bitters
Lemon zest
Garnish with slice of apple


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