Episode 159 – Copalli Rum with Elayne Duff

If You Were a Cocktail Ingredient, What Would You Be?

Bitters. They’re the most versatile ingredient, and they come in so many flavors. To me, bitters are like the perfect wardrobe: if you have the right assortment, you can transform any cocktail.

Cocktail with Anyone, Past or Present

Trevor Noah – I adore him. I love, his background, his book (Born a Crime), how he talks about current events but adds some humor and some nuance to it. I’d love to sit outdoors with him, a bucket of beer, and a bottle of reposado Tequila and just shoot the shit for hours.

Cocktail Ingredient You’ve Never Tasted

I think I’ve tasted them all…? But I really hate guava and Fernet.

Unusual or Controversial Believe You Hold in the Spirits/Cocktail Space

I do believe that bars should have a menu of canned cocktails and hard seltzers. One or two White Claws, some Tequila Sodas, and a couple canned cocktails. No muss, no fuss, the consumer wants them, but a lot of bars are like, “no, that’s not our style.” If you’re curious, I have an Instagram account called @readytodrinklife, where I review RTD cocktails.


Apple Strudel

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Poblano Peppers