Dealer’s Choice

Top bartender extraordinaire Teddy Collins is serving up surprising cocktails catered to his loyal patron’s palates at Red Ginger’s Asian-inspired bar in the heart of SoFi. Round and round he’ll go, what he’ll serve, you’ll never know!
Text by Estrellita S. Sibila. Photos by Ximena Etchart | May 20, 2018 | People

Teddy Collins uses everything from daily details to weather, history and music as inspiration for his cocktails. “Classic cocktails are a great foundation for bartenders to get creative and concoct inspired tasty riffs of the classics,” shares Collins, who grew up in Rhode Island and made his way to South Florida for college. He’s been mixing up the cocktail scene for Menin Hospitality for over 5 years and loves to get to know the palates and tastes of regulars and concoct his specially designed “Dealer’s Choice” libations, a revolving series of cocktails that keep guests guessing what he’ll serve up next. “Passion is heightened with inspiration resulting in a creation that reflects love and originality,” he says, mixing the ingredients that serve as muses for his creativity. If your own cocktail creation isn’t enough to delight you, you can choose from over 20 different Japanese whiskeys, rare bourbons and small hard-to-find boutique sake. How’s that for a riff?!

Dealer’s Choice
Part of a revolving cocktail series that changes daily, guests ordering this “surprise” option off the menu will be happily surprised (hopefully) when the drink arrives. The liquor used, ingredients, mixers and garnishes used are in continuous rotation throughout the month. Make sure to ask what the Dealer’s Choice of the day (or night) is before ordering. You’ll want to make sure you’re willing to drink down whatever they’re serving up.