Rum & Cranberry Tonic

Hola Arepa bartender Nate McLemore-Raczkowski is a lover of Girl Scout cookies — he may have eaten the entire test box of Caramel deLights before shooting the segment. He says that they key to each pairing is tocomplement the flavor of each cookie, not to mirror it.

The Lemonade cookies were paired with Hola’s Rum & Cranberry Tonic. Here the tart cranberry flavor combines  with a dry, light- flavored rum, to complement the bright and smooth flavor of the lemon icing.


  • 2 oz Brugal Extra Dry rum
  • Tonic
  • Splash of 100% Cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail)


Add rum to an iced Collins glass. Add a splash of cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail), and top with enough tonic to fill the glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.


Hola Arepa started as a food truck, and is now one of the most popular restaurants and bars in south Minneapolis.

3501 Nicollet Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583