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Tropical Snow Cocktail

Tropical Snow Cocktail from MG Road

Serves: 2

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Acid-Adjusted Pineapple Juice
1000 millileters fresh pineapple juice
16 grams citric acid

1 chilled pineapple shell, for serving (optional)
3 ice cubes, plus crushed ice, for serving
4 1/2 ounces acid-adjusted pineapple juice (above)
2 ounces Muddy River Silver Carolina Rum (see note)
1 ounce Liquore Strega
3/4 ounce Bols Genever
3/4 ounce curacao, such as Pierre Ferrand Dry
12 drops Bittermens Tiki bitters
2 dashes Cocktail Kingdom Wormwood bitters
2 straws, for serving


To make the acid-adjusted pineapple juice: In a large pitcher, combine the juice and citric acid. Stir to dissolve the citric acid.

To make the cocktail: Fill the chilled pineapple shell with crushed ice. 

In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice cubes, acid-adjusted pineapple juice, rum, Strega, Genever, curacao, and both bitters. Shake until well-chilled, about 30 seconds, and then strain into the pineapple shell. Serve, drinking from the straws.

Photo Credit: MG Road Bar and Lounge

About the recipe

This tiki-inspired cocktial is served at MG Road Bar and Lounge in Asheville. Created by three-time James Beard nominee Meherwan Irani, the lounge serves unique, vibrant craft cocktails like the Cherry Bomb and Oh My Darlin', as well as delicious Indian eats. Located beneath Asheville hotspot and sister restaurant Chai Pani, MG Road also features an eclectic array of weekly events such as salsa dancing, karaoke and more.

Muddy River rum is only available in North and South Carolina. If you can't find it, you can substitute Plantation 3 Star rum instead.