Chandra Lam Lucariello

Chandra Lam Lucariello is the Director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii.  She has been in the restaurant and bar industry for 15 years at various prominent venues in Hawaii such as Kahala Mandarin, Palomino, Sansei, and Pearl Ultra Lounge.  Chandra first started in the hospitality industry to fund her education, gaining an English degree from the University of Hawaii, and a Masters in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.  Following graduation, she soon realized that the business she was truly passionate about was the business of crafting cocktails. 

    Chandra is currently working towards her Master accreditation with the USBG and is the Vice President, and one of the founding members of the Hawaii Chapter.  She is based on Oahu, but consults for accounts throughout the state, designing tailor made cocktail programs, and conducting spirits and bar education.
 
    With the wealth of flavors and ingredients to source from throughout the islands, Chandra hopes to inspire bartenders in Hawaii to utilize fresh ingredients whenever possible, and to never stop learning and growing their craft. 


 

 

 



Chandra Lam
Director of Mixology and Spirits Educator for SWSHI.



 

BRIGHT AND SUNNY by Chandra Lam

  • 1 oz (30 ml) 10 Cane Rum
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Cruzan Citrus Rum
  • Ginger Beer
  • 3 Kalamansi Limes, cut in half
  • 0.5 oz (15 ml) Organic Agave Nectar

Method: Muddle calamansi with agave nectar. Add rums and ice, shake and pour into tall Pilsner glass. Refill with ice if necessary, top with Ginger beer

Garnish: Sugar Cane stick and Mint Sprig


 

STRAWBERRY SMASH by Chandra Lam

  • 1.25 oz (37.5 ml) Tanqueray 10 Gin
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Aperol
  • .75 oz (22 ml) Fresh Lemon juice
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Simple Syrup
  • 3-4 Strawberry Slices
  • 2 small rosemary sprigs

Method: Muddle strawberries, add lemon, simple, Aperol and Tanqueray. Add ice, drop 1 rosemary sprig into mixing glass, shake and strain into a martini glass.

Garnish: Floating rosemary sprig


 

MARGARITA EL FRESCO by Chandra Lam

  • 2 oz (60 ml) Sauza Hornitos Reposado
  • .75 oz (22 ml) Lime Juice
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup
  • 2 slices Serrano Chilis
  • 4-5 Sprigs of Cilantro

Method: Muddle chilis with cilantro, lime and agave. Add tequila and ice, shake and strain into martini glass

Garnish: Slice of Red Chili and Cilantro leaf floating


 

SMOKEY APERITIF by Chandra Lam

  • 2 oz (60 ml) Bacon-Infused Bulleit Bourbon
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Aperol
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Fresh Lemon-based Sweet ‘n Sour
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) Lehua Honey Syrup
  • 5-6 Basil Leaves

Method: Muddle the basil. Add all ingredients. Add ice, shake and strain over ice into bucket.

Garnish: Basil Leaf and Strip of Crispy Bacon


 

BARTLETT HEAT by Chandra Lam

  • 2 oz (60 ml) Absolut Pear
  • 2 slices Serrano chili
  • 3-4 Kaffir Lime leaves
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Fresh Lime-based Sweet ‘ Sour

Method: Muddle lime leaves and Serrano. Add lime sour , vodka and ice, shake and pour into bucket.

Garnish: Pear slice


 

SPARKLING JASMINE by Chandra Lam

  • 1 oz (30 ml) Tru Organic Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Fruit Lab Theia Jasmine Liqueur
  • .75 oz (22 ml) Fresh Lime-based Sweet ‘ Sour
  • Sparkling Jasmine Tea

Method: Combine vodka, liqueur and sour to mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain over ice into a highball. Top with sparkling jasmine tea.

Garnish: One White Orchid and a mint sprig


 

LYCHEE PISCO SOUR by Chandra Lam

  • 1.5 oz (45 ml) Barsol Pisco
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Soho Lychee
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Funkin Lychee Puree
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Pasteurized Egg Whites
  • 1 oz (30 ml) Fresh Lime-based Sweet ‘ Sour

Method: Add sour, egg whites, puree and liquors to mixing glass. Add ice, shake vigorously to create froth and strain into martini glass.

Garnish: Long Lime Twist and Lychee on a Bar Pick


 

SAKE-JITO by Chandra Lam

  • 2 oz (59 ml) Chikurin Fukamari Junmai
  • 1 Shiso Leaf, sliced
  • 0.25 oz (7.5 ml) Yuzu
  • 1 oz (29.5 ml) Fresh Lime-based Sweet ‘ Sour
  • Sparkling Water

Method: Muddle Shiso with sour and yuzu. Add Sake and ice, shake and pour into highball. Top with sparkling water
Garnish: Ume perched on glass


 

CUCUMBER WHITE PEACH SMASH by Chandra Lam

  • 1.25 oz ( 37 ml) Momokawa Diamond Sake
  • 0.5 oz (15 ml) Absolut Apeach Vodka
  • 0.5 oz (15 ml) Funkin White Peach Puree
  • 3 Cucumber Slices
  • .75 oz (22 ml) Fresh Lime Juice
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda

Method: Muddle cucumber with white peach puree and simple. Add lime, vodka, sake and ice. Shake and pour into highball. Top with club soda

Garnish: Fresh Peach Slice

 

KUMQUAT GINGER CAIPIRISSIMA by Chandra Lam

  • 2 oz (59 ml) Charbay Rum
  • 4-5 Kumquats
  • .25 oz (7.5 ml) Elixir G Ginger Syrup
  • .5 oz (15 ml) Fresh Lime-based Sweet ‘ Sour

Method: Muddle kumquats in mixing glass. Add all other ingredients with ice in mixing glass. Shake and pour into bucket

Garnish: Mint Sprig




 

Southern Wine & Spirits of Pacific Northwest Corporate Social Responsibility

John Klein, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of Pacific Northwest (Southern)—encompassing Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho and Montana—is extremely proud of the large number of Southern team members across all seven states who have offered their volunteer time and donations to a wide range of national, state and local charitable groups. In 2013 and continuing through 2014, Southern has offered support to more than two-dozen different community-based, non-profit organizations across the region.

Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk—Supporting Seattle Children’s Hospital

For eight years, Matt Haskins, Senior Vice President, Wine for the Pacific Northwest has participated in the Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk, which benefits the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. In 2013, Southern was one of the single largest independent donor groups of the Charity Run to support families struggling with medical bills. In 2014, Southern employees raised more than $14,000 for the run. The need for uncompensated care grows each year and is expected to exceed more than $100 million this year. Of the 100,000 patients treated at Children’s each year, 65% need financial assistance.

The Columbia Winery Charity Run & Walk is hosted by The Run for Children's Guild. For more information, please visit: http://www.runforchildrens.org

Detlef Schrempf Foundation

In June 2014, Southern donated a selection of wines and spirits from its supplier partners to the 21st Annual Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Gala and Auction. The Detlef Schrempf Foundation serves as a fundraising entity for Northwest children’s charities, enabling organizations to expand their own fundraising efforts.  The foundation’s vision is to assist these organizations in their quest to provide children a better chance at succeeding in life.

Guests of the event included more than 500 local business leaders, celebrities, athletes and philanthropists. Proceeds raised from The Ripple of Giving Gala fund The Healing Center and Inspire Youth Project.

For more information, please visit: http://detlef.com/

Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery

In 2014, Southern donated to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery in Spokane, Washington. The mission of the Crisis Nursery is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families. This mission evolved from the tragic story of Vanessa Kay Behan, a Spokane girl who died from child abuse injuries at the age of two. Following her death, a group of local business people established the Crisis Nursery so that parents would have a safe place to bring their children in the face of crises.”

The Crisis Nursery provides 24-hour child care for infants and children under the age of seven, parent education, crisis counseling for parents, and referrals to other community agencies. For more information, please visit: http://www.vanessabehan.org/

Covenant House Alaska 2014 Fire and Ice Ball

In January2014, Southern donated wines and spirits from participating supplier partners to the Fire and Ice Ball, with all proceeds going to the Covenant House Alaska. Covenant House Alaska has served thousands of homeless, at-risk, and trafficked youth in Alaska. Their sole purpose is to help youth in crisis 24-hours a day. Through three main programs—emergency shelter, street outreach and transitional living programs—Covenant House Alaska meets the basic needs of youth in crisis, while also providing them with the support to become healthy, self-sufficient, contributing members of our community.

This year's Fire & Ice Ball was a huge success. $500,000 was raised to benefit Covenant House Alaska. In just one night, guests provided funds to keep their doors open 24 hours a day for over 100 days. Thanks to this fun night of fundraising, hundreds of young men and women will have a safe, warm, loving roof over their heads.

For more information, please visit: http://ak.covenanthouse.org/fire-and-ice-ball

Anchorage Robert Burns Appreciation Society:

In 2014, the Anchorage Robert Burns Appreciation Society held its 22nd anniversary of the Anchorage Robert Burns Supper in honor of Scotland's greatest poet, Robert Burns. The charity event proceeds are earmarked for local charitable groups such as local Armed Services YMCA, Food Bank Alaska, and Breast Cancer Focus Alaska, among others.  Southern supported the event though an in-kind donation of wine and spirits.
 For more information, please visit: http://www.tarbas.org/index.php

Oregon Food Bank’s Annual Food Drive

Thanks to the active participation of Southern team members, the annual food drive collected several hundred pounds of non-perishable goods which was donated to the Oregon Food Bank in Portland. The Oregon Food Bank distributes emergency food to hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington. In addition, Oregon Food Bank’s metro and statewide services teams provide technical assistance and training to hunger-relief agencies and matches local donations to help agencies build capacity to better serve the community.

For more information, please visit: www.oregonfoodbank.org

One Warm Coat

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. One Warm Coat helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies to distribute to people in need.

Southern’s Oregon team partnered with local retail customers to collect and donate several hundred coats for One Warm Coat of Oregon. For more information, please visit: www.onewarmcoat.org

Additional Outreach Efforts

In addition to the charitable, health and community groups noted above, Southern supports City of Hope, Northwest Harvest, Toys for Tots, the YWCA, Boys and Girls Club, Cordova Sockeye Festival, First Friday Art, Cancer Society, UAS Alumni Association, March of Dimes Celebrity Chef event, Fur Rendezvous, Blue Line Youth Hockey, and AK Selects and the Sitka Seafood Festival, which in 2014 will once again feature a special appearance from the Head Winemaker of Rodney Strong Vineyards Rick Sayre. Southern charitably supports the Children’s Cancer Association of Oregon, the Lan Su Chinese Garden, and Elevate Oregon for urban youth.