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The Cocktail Bandits have pioneered a movement based on entertaining and educating consumers on the craft cocktail industry. The duo has travelled internationally to gain libation knowledge of different cultures and interact with makers of the beverages we drink daily. Join them for a trip down memory lane as they retell how they got started on Instagram and the origin behind their signature cocktail, ‘The Peninsula Tea’.

Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. They promote female empowerment through advocacy for the food and beverage community from a feminine, urban perspective. Johnny and Taneka have hosted sold-out events at Charleston Food & Wine Festival, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Euphoria Greenville Food, Wine & Music Festival. The duo have also been featured on Sirius XM Radio online, NBC BLK online, Metro UK online, Style Me Pretty Online, Cuisine Noir Magazine, National PBS ‘Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking TV’, and ESSENCE Magazine.

Ingredients List for Peninsula Tea

  • 1.5 oz. Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
  • .5 oz. Tippleman’s honey ginger syrup
  • .5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ginger ale to top