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Cheers to Dr. Octavius!

Mildly smokey with a smooth ginger habanero finish! This cocktail is inspired by a local bad ass chiropractor, affectionately known as Dr. Gus. Well, I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Gus a couple years ago while consulting in Westmont, IL.

Needless to say, I discovered quickly why he was so beloved and well received! The Dr. is incredibly kind, intelligent and passionate. Over the course of a few weeks, he and his awesome wife became my favorite regulars. However, I felt like something was up? No one could be this kind and awesome all the time? So, one day I told Dr. Gus my suspicions that if someone were to make him mad, he would become a maniacal diva. An alter ego was born (Dr. Octavius)🤣

Cheers to one of the best humans I’ve ever met, and I hope this finds you and your family well.

The Dr. Octavius

1 oz El Mayor Reposado
1 oz Banhez Mezcal
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz ginger-habanero simple
Pinch of salt
Garnish w/ Dehydrated lime/tajin

Add all ingredients to your shaker tin and shake for 20 seconds, fine strain over ice and garnish w/ dehydrated lime and tajin.

 

 

  • I started off working for non-profits, then teaching at charter schools in marginalized communities throughout Chicago, Oakland, CA and Portland, Oregon. My passion for learning, teaching and history is undeniable, but I was struggling financially, so I began moonlighting as a bartender just to make ends meet, and unexpectedly fell madly in love with every aspect of the bar business. For my squad and I, it is about so much more than making a great cocktail. It’s about memories, music, history and sharing those moments, ensuring you embrace the present, reflect on the past and securing a bright future. Javier is the President/Historian for The Wildflower Squad which is Bartending Service for Private Events as well as offering consulting for Bar owners.

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