Three Roll Estate’s frozen drinks will send you to cocktail heaven.
The two-year-old distillery next door to The 13th Gate haunted house gets plenty of customers in the fall, particularly around Halloween. It’s nice to have a relaxing daiquiri after getting spooked—or to load up on some liquid courage before entering the haunted house.
“We get a lot of fun faces this time of year,” says Three Roll lead bartender Jean Paul Guillory.
The distillery expects to have three daiquiri flavors for visitors to try this Spook-tober season, pending ingredient availability. They’re all made with a blend of the distillery’s locally produced spirits, fresh fruit juiced by the bartenders and house-made syrups.
The Cane Piller is a house favorite, a bright dandelion-yellow drink. “It tastes like sitting on the beach,” Guillory says. Made of the distillery’s spiced rum, Red Stick cinnamon rum, coconut puree, and pineapple and orange juice, it’s creamy and light.
The Strawberry Piña Colada is a crowd pleaser, with balanced flavor that appeals to most palates, Guillory says. The salmon-hued cocktail is made of white rum, coconut, pineapple and a rich, flavorful strawberry puree.
Last, but never least, is the beloved Banana Hammock, heavy on banana and spiced rum. The drink consists of banana puree, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup and, of course, that spiced rum. The result is a fine drink great for sipping on the Three Roll patio on a fall night.
Guillory puts it perfectly: “It’s white like a cloud—just as it is light.” It’s his personal favorite, too.
Three Roll Estate (formerly Cane Land Distilling Co.) is at 760 St. Philip St., right next door to The 13th Gate haunted attraction. three-roll.com
This article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of 225 Magazine.