The Expanse Cocktails Project

Expanse Cocktail #86
Manéo Jung-Espinoza

Manéo Jung-Espinoza has been breaking records all across the Outer Planets in his slingshot racing pod, the ¿Y Qué? It requires spending a lot of time away from Ceres, but he still remembers to call his girlfriend every once in a while. When slowly building a name for himself isn’t enough, Néo sets out to make history.

This drink is designed to complement the Cocktail 87, Evita Jung, as a shot and a chaser, or sipped side-by-side.

Optional: Additionally, take a shot of protein shake to represent Manéo’s sexy beratna, a.k.a. Thigh Guy.


  • 1 ounce black rum
  • ½ ounce tequila (plata)
  • ¼ ounce caramel syrup (recipe below)
  • 1-2 dashes burlesque bitters
  • 1 dash allspice dram
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black peppr


Caramel Syrup: Heat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water in a deep saucepan until the mixture reaches 348°F. Immediately remove from heat and add 1 cup hot water. Return to heat and stir constantly until the caramel is completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.

Cocktail: Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Double strain into a chilled shot glass rimmed with powdered freeze-dried raspberries.