"The Renegade is our most-ordered cocktail," says Bui. "And everyone who tries it always orders two." It's made with smoky Teacher's Highland blended Whiskey, tamarind that Bui has shipped in fresh from Vietnam, fresh lemon juice, and spicy ginger syrup.
Two Birds ($9)
This cocktail is inspired by a popular pickled tamarind soda commonly served on the streets of Vietnam. The Two Birds gives this street-side treat the booze treatment with the addition of Combier Orange Liqueur and Sobieski Vodka, served tall with a salty-sweet pickled kumquat.
Eastern Seaboard ($11)
Funky and vegetal Novo Fogo aged cachaca is the base of this deep and tropical cocktail, mixed with rich Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, bitter Cynar, allspice dram, and pineapple.
Fire in Saigon ($10)
For this margarita variation, a jalapeno is roasted in Combier orange liqueur, adding spice gently. (The pepper is removed before the liqueur is added to the drink.) The orange liqueur is mixed with fresh lime and orange, agave nectar, and Pueblo Viejo silver tequila.
Bartender Will Ray looking dapper.