The Story Behind The Toucan Sam
Garnishes can be superfluous or they can make a drink memorable. This cocktail from Mr. Purple, the 15th-floor cocktail lounge in NYC’s Hotel Indigo, makes a strong case for the latter. The Toucan Sam features crisp Nolet’s gin, Campari, and pineapple and lime juices, and comes to the table sprinkled with Fruit Loops cereal.
We find this drink sweet enough without the addition of simple syrup, but, if your first attempt leaves an overly tangy taste in your mouth, by all means, go ahead.