We Challenged Five Metro Phoenix Bartenders to Make a Drink Called "The Haboob": Here's What They Poured

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Alexandria Bowler and The Haboob at Lon's.
1. The Haboob at Lon's.

We hit the haboob jackpot with none other than Alexandria Bowler, bartender at Lon's at The Hermosa Inn. This woman made our dry, dusty, sandy storm dreams come true -- not only did her version look like a haboob, it tasted delicious.

Bowler used a collection of skills she's learned from her mentors, Jason Asher, Travis Nass, and Tyson Bueller, together with her own creativity to come up with a haboob cocktail that went so far as having dust float on top of it.

This wasn't technically a competition, but if it was, she'd take the cake.

Here's the recipe:
2.5 oz. High Spirits Gin
.75 oz. cactus blossom syrup
1 oz. lemon juice
3 dashes of mole bitters (What?! We thought the same thing.)
Shake
Top with orange flower water and chamomile dust

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Location Info

Lon's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ

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333 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ

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4 comments
Sharon Ely Forsmo
Sharon Ely Forsmo

I see a Haboob cook book on the horizon (actually you can't see it because there's a haboob!)

Amy Heisler
Amy Heisler

What's even greater about the "winner" is it uses High Spirits gin, made in Flagstaff. Will have to give it a swirl!

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