Keith Isaacs

Mixing It Up

In April 2018, Eat by Gina StephensLeave a Comment

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With Red Bull choosing to launch its new organics line in Raleigh they called in the masters of mixology, the Cocktail Bandits to create a few tasty recipes. Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo that travel the globe advocating for the food and beverage community from a feminine, urban perspective. Here’s one of our favorite recipes…

Tequila Bandit- Keith Isaacs- Red Bull Content Pool

Tequila Bandit

• 1.5 oz. tequila blanco

• .5 oz. orange juice

• .25 oz. lime juice

Top with Organics by Red Bull Ginger

We asked Deana Qadura, the general manager at Anchor Bar, to work her magic with the new Organics by Red Bull and create a special cocktail just for us…


Anchor Bittersweet Smash

Anchor Bittersweet Smash- Jennifer Roberson Photography

• 1.5 oz. gin

• 4 fresh basil leaves

• 3 drops lemon balm extract made in house by local extract company CNDY

• .75 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

• .75 oz. simple syrup

Shake and strain into a coupe glass over a basil infused ice cube

Top with Organics by Red Bull Bitter Lemon Garnish: candied bittered lemon

Want to learn more about the Cocktail Bandits? Check out their blog or meet them April 10th from 6 – 9 p.m. at Whitaker & Atlantic for the Organics by Red Bull launch party. The ladies will be mixing along with legendary pitmaster Sam Jones and local musicians. There’s limited space so reserve your spot soon at

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