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Bar Rescue - All Twerk & No Pay (S4, E14)

Ele Lounge (Heat Restaurant & Lounge) – Hollywood, Florida


In 2012, Vin Durand and his wife Vanessa Santos opened up Heat Restaurant & Lounge in Hollywood, Florida. When the bar first opened, business was going very well - raking in $10-15 thousand a week. Unfortunately, Vin and Vanessa’s success was short-lived in the highly competitive market of Downtown Hollywood.

Jon Taffer bring in Phil Wills, the expert mixologist to train the Heat Restaurant & Lounge's employee behind the bar. Wills teaches them the basic bartending techniques and specialty cocktails. Wills has created two new signature cocktails called “Caribbean Dream” that is served in our  BarConic® 8 ounce Alpine™ Rocks Glass and used the Bamboo Cocktail Picks to hold garnishes.  The second cocktail called “TropiNINI”, this cocktail is served in our BarConic® 8 ounce Cocktail / Martini Glass. All of the featured products that are used in this episode can be purchased at

Caribbean Dream 
¾ oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
½ oz. blackberry brandy
½ oz. crème de banana
2 oz. orange juice
½ oz. grenadine
Glass: BarConic® 8 ounce Alpine™ Rocks Glass
Garnish: blackberry/cherry skewer

* Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a blackberry/cherry skewer.

¾ oz. Smirnoff Citrus
½ oz. triple sec
½ oz. peach schnapps
1½ oz. pineapple juice
Glass: BarConic® 8 ounce Cocktail / Martini Glass
Garnish: ¼ oz. grenadine and orange slice

* Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with grenadine and orange slice.

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