Cocktail of the Week

Mingo’s Blow Pop is naughty and nice

Mingo’s Blow Pop.
Photo: Sam Morris
Sabrina Chapman

Whether you’re thirsty for an outrageous drink or just want to practice some Miley Cyrus-style tongue-twerking, the Blow Pop ($12) is the cocktail that keeps on giving.

When describing this naughtily named drink, Mingo Kitchen & Lounge co-owner Mingo Collaso says: “Sparkling wine, rum, candy and gum. What else could you ask for?!” The full experience involves taking a sip, then taking a lick. Tart strawberry-lime flavors coat the mouth, then are counterbalanced by a sweet latex sensation from the hard candy. The Blow Pop even comes with its own caveat: “Spit the gum, don’t swallow. #unlessyouwantto.”

Blow Pop


2 oz. Bacardi Dragon Berry rum

1 oz. strawberry purée

1 oz. fresh lime juice

Splash of Saracco Moscato d’Asti

Blow Pop (garnish)

Method: Add rum, strawberry purée and lime juice to shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a tall glass over ice. Top with Moscato and garnish with the Blow Pop.

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