Trap Kitchen Street Cocktails

by Malachi “Spank” Jenkins & Roberto “News” Smith

The Trap Kitchen franchise turns toward mixology with a comprehensive and creative guide to street cocktails, as this legendary culinary duo puts their spin on time-honored drinks on the go.

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It’s been four years since chefs Malachi “Spank” Jenkins and Roberto “News” Smith transformed their pop-up franchise Trap Kitchen into a book series. 2018’s Trap Kitchen: Bangin’ Recipes From Compton became a culinary favorite with 2022’s Trap Kitchen: Mac’N All Over The World proving equally as impactful. The gang members turned infamous culinary duo have had a steady rise in the cooking world and are now geared to take over mixology. TRAP KITCHEN: THE ART OF STREET COCKTAILS takes the time-honored culture of street cocktails and brings a Trap Kitchen twist, using favored libations and regional vernacular to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

The pandemic has only heightened the desire for drinks on the go, so The Art of Street Cocktails provides flavorful drinks that can be mixed, matched, and bottled, bringing the party everywhere you go. The Art of Street Cocktails includes creative mixes like the minty, rum cocktail Hulk Smash to a pineapple coconut flavored Trap Kitchen Cocktail, a nod to Trap Kitchen’s most famous pineapple chicken dish. TRAP KITCHEN: THE ART OF STREET COCKTAILS is more than just a drink guide for mobile mixology. It’s sending a strong nod to a social, urban, and regional tradition of making new mixes for the casual cocktail fan while keeping the innovation of Trap Kitchen alive with every sip.

Malachi Jenkins and Roberto Smith are childhood friends from neighboring rival gangs, brought together by their two passions: food and girls. Today, they are the cofounders and owners of Trap Kitchen LA. The underground culinary experience was completely fueled off Instagram. Their colorful past has made them media darlings, having appeared on the Today show, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, VICE, Fox 11 News, and BET.

Brian Boykin, a Diageo consultant, has more than a decade of experience in the spirits, luxury hospitality, and branded entertainment industries. He’s been a driving force behind award-winning marketing efforts for Ciroc, Ketel One, and Johnnie Walker, among others.

Maxwell Britten is a hospitality executive and entrepreneur and the former Bar Director to Brooklyn’s James Beard Award Winning Maison Premiere. Maxwell is also the Project Manager for BBD Labs, Chief Cocktail Curator with The Auberge Resort Collection and Board Advisor to WineView.

Kathy Iandoli is a critically acclaimed journalist, author, award winning podcaster, and documentarian. To date, she has released more than five books, including God Save The Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop and Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah.

Damion Scott or “MOSH” 0110 (pseudonym) is a Jamaican/American comic book artist, writer and commercial illustrator. Scott has worked with Marvel Comics & DC Comics on several titles, including Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Raven, Harley Quinn, Spider-­Man, Deadpool and Ghostrider. He has  contributed graphics and designs for brands including Apple, Nike, Snoop Dogg, Steph Curry, Under Armour, Quiksilver, NEW ERA, PUMA, Brooklyn Nets, Coors Molson, POWERADE, YellowRatBastard(YRB), Duppies(Japan)