This spicy and sweet cocktail from New York City bar pro Phil Ward will have you seeing stars.
- 4 sugar cubes
- 3 ounces club soda, divided
- 4 1-inch chunks of seedless watermelon
- 2 ounces Flor de Caña 4-year-old rum
- 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- Garnish: pineapple slice
- Garnish: strawberry
In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cubes and 1 ounce of club soda until the sugar is dissolved.
Add watermelon pieces and muddle again.
Add the remaining ingredients and ice, and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into a large snifter with one large ice cube inside.
Top with the remaining 2 ounces of club soda.
Garnish with a pineapple slice and a strawberry.