Yesterday we met Dolh Chompupong, bar manager at bank-turned-nightclub The Mint. Today he shares with us the recipe for his Counterfeit Cantaloupe.
Why counterfeit? There's no actual cantaloupe in the drink, which is incredible given that the martini tastes like Sunday brunch. The drink is usually garnished with a slice of cantaloupe, but with the listeria outbreak and subsequent recall of most cantaloupe on the market, Chompupong says for now he'll wait until it's "back in season."
At just 174 calories, the cocktail is part of The Mint's new Skinny Menu. It's perfectly balanced, with just a hint of tartness and not a drop of booziness.
"The Veev acai does a great job of smoothing things out," Chompupong says. "And acai is a super fruit -- very healthy for you. Probably not in liquor form, but we'll go with it anyway."
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