RUA The Day Cocktail
Bartender Russ Johnson of Stagioni in Charlotte, NC has a brand new cocktail that blends everyone’s favorite summer snack, watermelon, with citrus bitters and a locally-made single malt American whiskey called Rua by Great Wagon Road Distillery. Russ finishes the drink with a watermelon rind as a garnish, to enjoy once it has soaked up the craft whiskey.
5 chunks of fresh watermelon, muddled with a lime wedge
2 oz RUA Single Malt American Whiskey
2 dashes citrus bitters
Shake and serve “up”in a martini glass with a watermelon rind to garnish.