Porch Crawler

Photo: Tina Rupp
Prime Meats • Brooklyn, NY Chef-partners Falcinelli and Castronovo and their friend Travis Kauffman concocted this terrifically refreshing cooler one hot summer night with ingredients from Falcinelli's rooftop garden. Glassware Guide

Yield:

Makes 1 drink

Recipe from

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

2 ounces chilled club soda
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce Simple Syrup
1 hot chile, such as serrano, halved and seeded
Ice
5 cherries, pitted, plus 1 cherry for garnish
3 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
2 ounces white rum

Preparation

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 5 pitted cherries, mint leaves and chile. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and Simple Syrup; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass, stir in the club soda and garnish with a cherry and a mint sprig.

Note:

Frank Castronovo,

Cocktails 2011

April 2011