My husband, Jim, loves making drinks. When he was about 7 or 8 years old he wanted to grow up to become a bartender. My in-laws always encouraged him to pursue any and all of his interests so they indulged him and got him all the booze he needed to make different cocktails. Now before you go and get all judgy, he didn’t actually drink the alcohol. He just serve them to those who were legally allowed to drink.
Needless to say, my husband never became a bartender except for at home when we have people over or when we are feeling fancy and want a cocktail. His love for creating and making drinks means that we have a fully stocked bar with all kinds of barware to go with all the different drinks. Lucky for me, I get to try all of his concoctions. Some have been amazing and some are more his taste. Here is one he made that’s perfect for summer and all of the LaCroix devotees out there.
by James Stec
5 Mint Leaves
1 tsp Turbinado Sugar (Sugar in the Raw)
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1 Shot of White Rum
You will need:
1 Collins Glass
A Muddler (use the end of a wooden spoon, if you don’t have one)
- Put sugar, lime, and mint in the glass and muddle the ingredients together.
- Add 1 shot of white rum. We like Plantation, Brugal, or Blue Chair Bay rums.
- Fill the glass to the top with ice and then add the coconut LaCroix. You should only use about half of the can.
- Garnish with a lime and enjoy! Oh and since there’s still enough lime and LaCroix leftover, make one for a friend.