The Cruzan® Carolina Trolley cocktail is a twist on a Cable Car cocktail, however Heist Brewerys Stefan Huebner has replaced the cable car with Charlottes very own uptown area trolley.
1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum1/2 part DeKuyper® Blue Curaçao
2 parts Fresh Sour Mix
1 part Fresh Pineapple Juice
1 part Ginger Beer
Build all ingredients except Ginger Beer with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into an ice filled Collins glass. Top with Ginger Beer and garnish with Orange & Pineapple.
When it comes to its taste, the Cruzan Rum gives this cocktail the oomph that is needed to stand up with the sweetness of the fruit juices and the Blue Curaçao. The Blue Curaçao adds to the aesthetic of the drink, providing a touch of color that can range from a beautiful shade of Carolina blue to an electric blue similar to the hue seen on your beloved home team Panthers jerseys. The ginger beer adds a little punch, in both spice and sweetness, making for one hell of a tasty, cohesive, cocktail. Served over ice, this libation is the perfect drink to enjoy during the perfect days of early fall while reminiscing about the glorious dog days of the summer now behind us.