Photo courtesy of Beach Time Distilling
Try this delicious canned cocktail, made by Delaware’s own Beach Time Distilling in Lewes, for a volcanic blast of fruit and rum.
Libation of the month: Beach Ready canned cocktails
Where to find it: Beach Time Distilling; 32191 Nassau Road, #5, Lewes; 644-2850; beachtimedistilling.com
Today’s cocktail culture is coming on strong, but it’s not easy to shake up a tasty beverage at a moment’s notice. Perhaps you have the spirit but no fresh juice, or you have rum but lack limes. That’s why we love canned cocktails, one of the hottest beverage trends.
Greg Christmas has witnessed the growth firsthand. He owns Beach Time Distilling in Lewes, which taste-tested its recipes before packaging them. “They all started as drinks we served at our bar,” he explains.
His “Beach Ready” canned cocktail line includes the Tsunami, made with Beach Plum Rum. The specialty fruit, which grows wild along the coast, is purchased in bulk from Federalsburg, Maryland, and Cape May farms.
For a taste of the tropics, try the Volcano, made with toasted coconut-flavored rum, guava, lime and pineapple juice. Just pop the cap and serve.
Cans are $5 each or four for $18 at the distillery, located next to Old World Breads. You can also purchase the Beach Ready Gin & Tonic and Firestorm at Teller Wines in Lewes.