Bow ties and Booze: Glass House

For Your Dapper's recent launch party, several of Hawaii's best chefs and mixologist were gracious enough to create appetizers and drinks inspired by our new line of bow ties: Medium Frequency Electron Transmission.  Mr. Tim Rita Jr. made us this drink all the way from the Vesper bar at the Cosmopolitain.

What Tim says about this drink:

This cocktail was inspired by the phrase “Don’t throw stones at glass houses”. Though Brent has been critical about constantly reusing the same ingredients as well as using ingredients someone has already “beaten to death” sometimes when it works, it just works. In this case, Brent has used Rosemary in almost every drink he has showcased. Tim is known for using a Thai Chili pepper simple syrup. However, neither of them has done a combination of the two ingredients until now. According to Brent: “I think this means we’ve played out the two ingredients completely.”

Tasting Notes:
The the tequila’s floral and red fruit qualities are bracketed by the yellow-orange citrus flavor of the lilikoi and its sweeter bottom note. The concentrated rosemary simple syrup pushes a refreshing evergreen note which pairs nicely with the floral tequila notes. The cinnamon provides a woodsy, homey feel to the drink. The chili almost provides texture, and mouth feel more than flavor.

Simple Syrup Ingredients

1 Cup Water

1 Cup Sugar

5 x 5” Sprigs of Rosemary (remove stems)

5 Thai Chili Peppers cut in half longitudinally

2 Sticks Cinnamon

Bring all ingredients to boil in a pot and wait for 7 minutes.  Fine Strain.  Put on a bow tie.


3 oz Lilikoi Juice

1.5 oz Tequila

0.5 oz Rosemary/Chili Pepper/ Cinnamon Simple Syrup


In a shaker with ice, combine lilikoi juice, tequila and simple syrup.  Shake and strain into a rocks glass.

Garnish with a rosemary sprig pushed through a cinnamon stick


This cocktail was made to be easily executed in large batches.  So, by keeping the same ratio of 6:2:1, all the ingredients can be mixed straight into a punch bowl with a large ice cube to prevent dilution.  For added pizzaz, carbonate the cocktail using a soda siphon.

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