Legendz Bar & Grille is, well, a bit of a legend in Cayman. It has changed its design and décor over the years, going from a live stand-up comedy and music venue to a sports bar and restaurant with a large and varied menu. But, while other places have fallen by the wayside, Legendz has remained steadfast and popular.
Located in the Cayman Falls on the Seven Mile strip, Legendz is positioned between its sister restaurants – Eats and Yoshi’s Sushi. It boasts a big bar with multiple television screens, which is why it is a favored hangout for fans of everything from hockey to football and basketball.
Behind the bar, creating fantastic cocktails with an impressive efficiency, is mixologist Aurore Grasset. Originally from France, Aurore slowly made the move from being a physical education teacher to the world of bartending about seven years ago. For two years, she was a teacher in the week and a bartender on the weekend, finally deciding to pursue the latter full-time.
She subsequently worked in the south of France at the exclusive private beach property, La Paillote Banbou, for four years, learning everything about the bar business before spreading her wings and flying to the Cayman Islands.
“I wanted another experience,” she explains, “and the opportunity to organize a bar for myself.”
Aurore has worked at Legendz since October 2015 and in that time, has certainly made an impression. The social atmosphere at one of the island’s best-known bars makes work fun every day, and she has been given the freedom in the job that she had been craving ever since she left teaching.
So, the next time you stop by Legendz, rather than ordering a simple beverage, why not order a creative cocktail instead? Aurore will serve you up one of her impressive concoctions in a jiffy.
Ménage à Trois
- 2 ounces Tortuga Five Year Old Gold Rum
- 1 ounce Velvet Falernum
- ½ ounce organic ginger liqueur
- 1 ounce lemongrass and ginger-infused simple syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 egg white
- ½ ounce grapefruit juice
- Lemongrass and ginger
Muddle pieces of lemongrass and ginger in the bottom of a shaker, then add the remainder of the ingredients. Dry shake (without ice) then shake with ice. Double-strain into a glass of ice. Garnish with a slice of ginger and lemongrass.