It’s Been A Long Week: Cruel Spring

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make yourself a glass or two, on us — you deserve it.

We can finally say it– spring is truly here, a bit deceptive, stormy, and moody but also blooming with florals and proper weather. There is never really a bad time for a rum cocktail, but this one from Venezuela shakes spring into a Collins glass and tops it with some bubbly. With a punch of bold and dry Santa Teresa rum, the ultimate refresher comes mixed with floral and citrus notes. Cruel Spring is sure to bring out the ultimate seasonal mood–


Created by Rael Petit at The Water Tower bar

  • 1 oz Santa Teresa 1796 rum
  • .25 oz Genepy le Chamois
  • .25 oz Mandarine Napoleon
  • 1 spoonful Banana Combier
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice


  • Shaken and served in a highball glass with a Collins ice sphere
  • Top drink with sparkling wine
  • Garnish with a single plantain chip and an edible orchid