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“This drink is like a crazy, tropical French 75,” says Chicago-based mixologist Alex Renshaw. He replaces the gin in the classic with cachaça and Chareau, an aloe vera liqueur with a minty, cucumber taste. If Chareau isn’t available, substitute aloe vera juice from a health food store or juice bar. Slideshow:  Tropical Island DrinksRecipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015 

Best New Mixologist Alex Renshaw
Alex Renshaw

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Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the cantaloupe. Add the cachaça, lemon juice, Simple Syrup, aloe vera liqueur and bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled flute and top with the Prosecco. Clap the mint leaf between your hands over the cocktail to release the essential oils and add to the glass.

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