The Hanifa – A Divine Drink

In Spanish, the word ‘Manjares’ refers to food and drink fit for the gods. You’re worthy of the same caliber fare, right? Of course! Thankfully, there’s a cozy spot which delivers divine tapas and drinks for all to enjoy – Manjares Tapas and Bar in Connecticut. 

The bar, which officially opened in July 2019, serves Latin Caribbean cuisine and custom cocktails- all with an intended focus on savory, flavorful and healthful options. One of the newest cocktails is The Hanifa – a toothsome boozed approach to the popular ‘green juice’.

The Hanifa is made up of fresh juiced apples, pineapples and kale and then married with agave and gin creating a light, fruity sipper. The ingredients mingle well, yielding a pleasant dominant pineapple flavor, supported by the delicate rose gin. This (partially) guilt-free bev is a surprising crowd-pleaser and hard to resist after the first sip.

Interest peaked? Watch how it’s made, here on POUR.

Irish Potato Martini at McGillin’s Olde Ale House

A whimsy play on a Philadelphia-born candy, the Irish Potato dessert, (which doesn’t actually use potato), is a delight consisting of cinnamon, cream cheese, and coconut flacks. Pretty heavenly. Imagine those indulgent flavors as a cocktail. It actually exists! The Irish Potato Martini is proudly served at McGillin’s Old Ale House in Philadelphia. The cinnamon and sugar-rimmed sipper is shaken with Malibu rum, silky coconut milk, and vanilla vodka. Then, tastefully sprinkled with coconut shavings, merely creating a boozy Cinnabon on the glass.

Want to try it at home? First, see how the pros make it here on POUR.