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Detox and retox at the same time with Coppa Ristorante's coconut water cocktail

Detox and retox at the same time with Coppa Ristorante's coconut water cocktail

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:

Ingredients:
CIROC coconut vodka
lime juice
simple syrup
neutral flavored coconut water - Sowell recommends ZICO

Mix ingredients over crushed ice and garnish with citrus of your choice.

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