Shepard Fairey at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar
Who: Alex Toth
Where: Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, 2550 NW Second Ave., Miami; 305-722-8959 or WynwoodKitchenandBar.com
What it is: A cocktail interpretation of muralist Shepard Fairey, blending the dry taste of high-proof pisco with the sweetness of elderflower and the acidity of pineapple.
What he says: "Pisco has a unique taste," Toth says. "It's got kind of this nutty flavor. ... You're a more-skilled bartender if you can create a cocktail with something that's not run-of-the-mill."
Street reppin': Toth and the bar team at WKB create cocktails named after prominent street artists, because "getting the word out" about the artists is part of the restaurant's concept. The dining room stands on the corner of a lot now called Wynwood Walls: an outdoor gallery with rotating mural installations by locals and visitors. Shepard Fairey did the art that adorns the inside of the bar, and the outdoor mural it faces.
1 1/2 ounces Pisco Portón
1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce charred pineapple
1 lime wedge
Muddle the charred pineapple, simple syrup, mint and lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Add the pisco, St. Germain and pineapple juice. Shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass, and garnish with charred pineapple and a mint leaf.
Makes one cocktail.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun