This drink was created by Brock Schulte, bar director of The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge in Kansas City. “This smooth, fresh take on a classic Smash has a little island flavor, but is all-American at its core,” says Schulte. Coconut water meets fresh mint, a natural flavor partner for chocolatey crème de cacao.
- 1 ½ oz. Rittenhouse rye (or other rye whiskey)
- ½ oz. Tempus Fugit crème de cacao (or other crème de cacao)
- ¼ oz. Becherovka herbal liqueur
- 1 oz. coconut water
- 6-8 mint leaves, plus 1 for garnish
- Pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Hard shake. Double strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with a lightly bruised mint leaf.