Mark Rosen's South Beach Retreat

LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar owners Joe Ehlenz and Brad Nordeen are huge sports fans, and huge fans of Mark Rosen of KFAN and WCCO-TV.  So, they have created a series of cocktails that are nods to Rosie's on-air antics, and the 'South Beach Retreat' (a reference to his Florida-based coverage of Minnesota Twins spring training) is the latest.

Tropical flavors -- including coconut, tequila, pineapple, and lemon -- meet a nutty, toasted coconut caramel syrup that's easy to make and store. Pick a higher quality coconut rum, and taste the difference as the flavors meld in a subtle nod to coconut, as opposed to an overpowering flavor.


  • 1 ½ oz domestic coconut rum
  • 1 oz reposado tequila
  • ¾ oz pineapple juice
  • ¾ oz lemon sour * 
  • ½ oz maraschino liqueur
  • ¾ coconut caramel syrup **

*To make lemon sour combine equal parts of lemon juice and simple syrup, by volume.

** To make coconut syrup, combine equal parts coconut sugar and water. Bring to a boil to incorporate and dissolve sugar, let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, and then cool.


Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin, over ice, and shake.  Strain into a coupe glass that has been rimmed with a mix of toasted coconut and granulated sugar.  Garnish with lime twist.


LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar means "Locally Owned; Locally Operated."  They serve upscale food with latin influences in a neighborhood setting.

233 Main St S
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 342-2461