The Emerald City is a creative “dressed can” cocktail from Matthew Belanger, of Death & Co.
Built of a base of crisp, grassy rhum agricole blanc (Belanger suggests Rhum JM 100 Blanc), brightened with cool mint liqueur and fresh lime, lengthened with lime-flavored sparkling water – can you imagine anything more refreshing?
The Emerald City recipe calls for Giffard’s Menthe-Pastille. You can use any sweet mint liqueur you prefer, and it doesn’t matter if it’s white or green since it’s in a can.
Pour out 1.5 ounces (45 mL) of the lime flavored sparkling water. Add the rhum agricole and mint liqueur to the can, along with the juice from the lime wedge. Stir gently with a straw or narrow spoon.
Tuck a fat spring of fresh mint into the can’s opening, along with some makrut lime leaves if you happen to have those lying around. Dust over the whole drink with powdered sugar, and serve with a straw.
- Emerald City at PUNCH