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Serving Up: “The Blood of Rongo” at Machines with Magnets

Catherine Hood with "Blood of Rongo."

Machines with Magnets

400 Main Street

Pawtucket, RI

Catherine Hood with "Blood of Rongo."

Catherine Hood with “The Blood of Rongo.”

Machines with Magnets is a multi-use art space and recording studio. The newly-remodeled bar, which specializes in classic cocktails, craft canned beer and natural wine, is open during monthly curated art shows and live concerts.

Bartender: Catherine Hood

Cocktail: The Blood of Rongo

Recipe: Mix

Shake with cracked ice:

  • 1 oz. Beefeater Gin
  • 1 oz. Blackwell Rum
  • 3/4 oz. guava nectar
  • 1/2 oz. hibiscus syrup
  • 1/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/8 oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • 2 tsp. coconut cream
The Blood of Rongo cocktail.

The Blood of Rongo cocktail.

Pour over crushed ice. Top with 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters. Garnish with pineapple frond, black violas (or other edible flowers) and cocktail umbrella.

“The Blood of Rongo is a fun, boozy, summer sipper, perfect for a heatwave,” said bar manager Seth Manchester. “It captures the classic flavors of tropical fruit and warm spices of vintage Tiki drinks. A modern, elegant riff on a Fog Cutter.”


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