Darryl Robinson -- 5 Things To Know, Plus Bonus Recipe

By: Mark Levine

Darryl Robinson is THE guy you want at your next party.  He's sharp, funny, knows how to mix a tasty libation and is the host of the new Cooking Channel show, Drink Up ...

1) In Drink Up, Darryl gets the spirited story on some of our favorite adult beverages.  In addition, he mixes up twists on classic drinks and seeks out great dishes with spirits as a key ingredient.

2) He learned high-volume bartending at the Kings Arms Tavern in Williamsburg, VA.

3) You may recognize him from seductive stints on Guiding Light and As the World Turns.

4) He supports the rebirth of Brazil's national cocktail, The Caipirinha.  Check out this Berry Caipirinha with the classic base of cachaça -- full recipe at Darryl's website.

5)  Darryl's Watermelon Cooler -- recipe follows

This thing is BUILT for summer shenanigans.

Watermelon Cooler Cocktail Recipe

2 - 3 watermelon slices
1/4 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz simple syrup ( 1/2 water, 1/2 sugar mix)

2 oz rum ( melon flavored)


Shake ingredients, serve in a Collins glass and garnish with a watermelon slice.

Club soda optional.

Caipirinha?  Or what do YOU think the Cocktail of Summer is going to be?

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