The hipster singularity has surely come to pass, now that some of the world’s best-respected mixologists are turning to LaCroix as a cocktail ingredient. But when the quotidian can finds its way into a Jane Danger recipe, you know it’s one for the ages.
Danger makes use of the “dressed can” technique, pouring out a bit of the flavored sparkling water and packing the can full of hi-octane ingredients, turning it into an inspired riff on a long Daiquiri, or a Demerara Dry Float.
Danger’s original LaCroix Cocktail recipe called for sparkling water with a passionfruit flavor. You can use the same flavor from other brands, or even mix it up – it’s delicious with lime or cherry sparkling water, too.
- 1 can Passionfruit Flavored sparkling water
- ¾ part Overproof light rum
- ½ part Maraschino
- ¾ part Lime juice
- ¾ part Simple syrup
Pour out 2.5 ounces (75 mL) of the sparkling water, and add the remaining ingredients to the can (a funnel helps). Stir gently, and then garnish with a lime wheel, a fat sprig of mint, and dust over everything with some freshly-ground nutmeg.
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- Jane Danger’s LaCroix cocktail at Punch