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Cheers to the new year at 100

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:10 AMRocheda Bartley/Gleaner Writer
Commock likes to create drinks on spot, because he knows which flavours complement each other.
Fireside is a tempting and appetising option, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself asking for more.
Using a number of special ingredients, he made Dajorn’s rum punch, a tasty treat that wholly illustrated his prowess.
Commock met with an accident six years ago, which resulted in three of his fingers being broken. Now after surgery, he’s able to execute his talent, as if nothing even happened.
Ladies, Climax is for you. Light on the alcoholic side, this smooth option with a dominant milky and chocolatey flavour is an ideal option for a girl’s night out.
Explore the tropics with Buccaneers.
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Dajorn Commock is an expert mixologist of six years; so you know you can count on him to excite you with exotic mixes for the new year.

Food charged Commock with a task to create drink ideas to help you through the new year. He created four, which you’ll definitely savour when you stop by the bar at 100.

The 100 Hope Road-based mixologist and supervisor took our palates to higher heights one drink after another.

“I normally create drinks in the moment. I know which flavours go well with each other. Once you know that, everything comes easy,” the former J. Wray and Nephew ambassador told Food.

First up on the counter was Climax. Ladies, this one’s for you. Light on the alcoholic side, this smooth option with a dominant milky and chocolatey flavour is an ideal option for a girl’s night out and even an afternoon and late evening drink.

Then came Fireside and you guessed it, it’s hot. However, that’s not to say that it’s not appetising, delish and tasteful. This is what makes Fireside so tempting, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself asking for more.

“Ice is a bartender’s best friend. It cools Fireside, but without the ice, it’s the perfect flu shot,” Commock explained. Using a little ginger, cinnamon, American whisky and other ingredients, he shook the drink with flair to absolute perfection.

BUCCANEER AND DAJORN’S RUM PUNCH

Stopping for a little chat with Food, Commock shared his greatest fear, losing his skill, which almost came true six months ago. He was in an accident, which resulted in three broken fingers. Luckily, after surgery, he’s able to execute his talent, as if nothing even happened.

Then he took us free sailing with Buccaneer. This is an excellent option for adventurous individuals who want to explore tropical flavours. Adding a little mango daiquiri, sour apple liqueur, orange juice, Skyy vodka and Commock’s special touch, he whisked a drink that had our taste buds smooth sailing across the sea.

Finally, he made Dajorn’s rum punch, his signature drink that ceased all conversations. Using a number of special ingredients, Commock made a tasty treat that wholly illustrated his prowess.

So, which one will you have? Cheers to the new year and many more at 100.

rocheda.bartley@gleanerjm.com