Join Platform 18 For A Prohibition-Inspired Margarita-Style Cocktail

Nicole Giampino from Platform 18 in Phoenix shows us how to make an Asian-inspired Margarita riff with a difference.

By: Tiff Christie|April 30,2024

If you are after an immersive experience that truly transports you away from the every day, then join one of North America’s 50 Best Bars, Phoenix’s Platform 18, for a drink you can’t go past.

From the bar’s new menu, 54th Street Club was inspired by New York Prohibition speakeasies yet has Asian-inspired flavours that you might have found in neighbouring burrows.

A riff on a spicy margarita, the drink mixes Tequila and Cointreau with Togarashi Syrup and Pandan Tincture for a drink that is not only spicy but is complex in its flavour layers.

We are joined by bar manager Nicole Giampino to learn how it’s made and a bit more about the bar.

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54th Street Club



  • 2 oz Buttered Popcorn Distilled Milagro Select Reposado Tequila
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Togarashi Syrup
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • .13 oz Lime Cordial
  • 2 dashes Pandan Tincture


Shake all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, then strain into a chilled glass with fresh ice.

Garnish – Dusted with finely pulverized Togarashi seasoning and served with Togarashi-seasoned popcorn.

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