September’s guest serve was this cool cucumber – which we call Top Bananas.

For the occasion we teamed up with multi-award winning Rum producers, The Real McCoy.

Their Rum is borne out of the story of Bill McCoy, the pioneer rum runner of the Prohibition era.

In January of 1920, McCoy was the first to fill a boat with alcohol in the Caribbean, sail it up to New York City, and legally act as a floating liquor store three miles off shore.

McCoy made a name for himself because he never adulterated the alcohol. While copy-cat rum runners would dilute their alcohol with wicked chemicals like turpentine, wood alcohol and prune juice, McCoy never did. The sullied products were nicknamed “Booze,” “Hooch” and “Rot Gut,” while McCoy’s quality spirits became known as “The Real McCoy.”

Featuring a decent measure of The Real stuff as its base, for our serve we added some Wray & Nephew, some special Banana Wine, fragrant Cinnamon Syrup & rounded it all off with a squeeze of Lime.

The perfect liquid accompaniment – and a reminder of warmer climes – as we entered the colder Autumn months.

Check him out in all his glory below: