(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL – For festive, rum-imbued quaffing set your craft cocktail GPS to City Cellar in Rosemary Square. On National Rum Day, August 16, the contemporary American restaurant will be serving up a spirited duet, including the Tropical Martini ($13) a swashbuckling treat loaded with Flor de Cana rum, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, pineapple juice, and a splash of grenadine.
Rum-tailers will swoon for City Cellar’s homage, the Dragonberry Strawberry Mojito ($10). Crafted by Shawn Powell, the restaurant’s beverage manager and mixologist, the boozy blockbuster pops with strawberry purée, fresh mint, Bacardi Dragonberry rum, and a twist of lime poured over ice and crowned with club soda.
We think Captain Jack Sparrow would approve.
Tropical Martini (recipe)
2 oz. Flor de Cana Rum
1 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. orange Juice
1 orange wedge (garnish)
1 maraschino cherry (garnish)
Directions: In a shaker glass, add rum, maraschino liqueur, and fruit juices. Shake briskly then pour mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh orange wedge and maraschino cherry.
Dragonberry Strawberry Mojito (recipe)
2.5 oz. Bacardi Dragonberry Rum
1 oz. Real Strawberry Purée
8 fresh mint leaves
3 lime wedges
½ oz. simple syrup
1 strawberry (garnish)
Directions: In a shaker glass, muddle mint leaves and lime wedges. Add rum, strawberry purée, and simple syrup. Shake briskly then pour mixture over ice into a pint glass. Top with soda water. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
City Cellar is located at 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, Florida. For more information or reservations, call (561) 366-0071 or visit citycellarwpb.com.
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