Can’t choose between a margarita and a mai tai? Go for this rum-meets-tequila cocktail they shake up at Tiki TNT in Washington DC. Bright and full of punchy flavor, the Wet Money gets its vibrant green color from the combination of Blue Curaçao and passionfruit syrup (we recommend using Liber & Co. brand).
Tiki TNT owner Todd Thrasher created this cocktail using Thrasher’s White Rum, which he distills in his urban distillery on DC’s Historic Wharf. Thrasher pulls on inspiration from his travels throughout the Pacific Rim and the Caribbean to craft his rums, which include a gold rum, spiced, green-spiced, coconut, white (which is used in this recipe), and a relaxed rum (their highest proof offering).
1 ounce Espolon Blanco Tequila
1 ounce Thrasher’s White Rum
¼ ounce Blue Curaçao
½ ounce lemon juice
1½ ounce passion fruit juice
2 droppers of salt water
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail tin filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Fill a tiki mug or Collins glass with fresh crushed ice, and strain cocktail into glass.
- Recipe by Todd Thrasher of Tiki TNT