Cocktail of the Week

The Bearded Clam

Frankie’s Tiki Room, $8 a la carte; $15 for the mug alone; $20 for both

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A verrry distant cousin of the Mojito, the Caipirinha and the Batida is the Bearded Clam, created by Frankie's Tiki Room by bartender Alice Hartling. In a pint glass, muddle the mint with the cane syrup. Add the lime juice, rum, passion fruit juice and ice. Shake and strain into one of Frankie's Bearded Clam tiki mugs or a snifter and top with soda water. An easy one for poolside sipping (in case your winter travels take you to points warmer), experiment with a variety of fruit until you find your own signature cocktail, or offer a selection of chilled, fresh juices to your guests for a build-your-own cocktail experience. This one gets two skulls on Frankie's five-skull potency rating.

Ingredients:

2 ounces Cruzan White rum

1/2 ounce organic passion fruit juice

10 fresh mint leaves

1 ounce organic cane syrup

Juice of 1 whole fresh lime

Soda

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