Ben Newby, Reverie – Chicago, IL
Inspiration: This is all about summer in Chi-City. Lots of rooftops, sunshine, beaches and beautiful bodies. To keep everyone looking their best, this cocktail is low-calorie and features natural ingredients. Coconut water is infused with strawberries, mint and cucumber and mixed the smooth taste of Cruzan Aged Light Rum and lemon juice. A dash of bitters brings in the spice of summer.
Signature Cocktail Recipe: Cruzan® Shoreline
2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
3 parts Infused Coconut Water*
1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add all ingredients in the order above in a Collins glass over ice. Garnish with a Mint Sprig and a Strawberry.
Infused Coconut Water
1 quart Coconut Water
1 Cucumber, sliced
8 Strawberries, sliced
15 Mint Leaves
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and chill overnight.