When Catalan closed its doors, there seemed a hole in the restaurant row on the west end of Washington Avenue. But a few short months later, along came Coppa Ristorante Italiano — an old world, new world Italian eatery with some seriously sophisticated signage and a formidable cocktail program, headed by bar manager Kris Sowell.
We dropped by for some appetizers and a sampling of Sowell's best-loved summer staple, the La Perla. Inspired in part by the famous lingerie brand, this cool coconut drink blends the best of both worlds — detox and retox. Why not hydrate while you imbibe with a coconut water cocktail? Coconut water is one of nature's best sources for electrolytes and potassium (and the hangover's worst enemy). Brilliant.
The La Perla:
CIROC coconut vodka
neutral flavored coconut water - Sowell recommends ZICO
Mix ingredients over crushed ice and garnish with citrus of your choice.