Cocktail of the Month: Lusaka Kiss

My trip to Lusaka, Zambia is coming to an end! Insert sad face here. But of course my newly-minted friends could not send me off without a proper goodbye!  Enter the Lusaka Kiss.

Created by Phoebe of Take Me With You, this cocktail was created just for me (seriously, is there a higher honor?).  To be completely transparent with you, I haven't tried this cocktail yet but I was so flattered that Phoebe thought to create a special cocktail for me, I couldn't help but to share!


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 1.5- 2 oz Bacardi Limon
  • Cranberry juice (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp of grenadine
  • 1/2 oz Cherry 7-Up
  • Garnish: lemon slice


  1. Slice lemon and then muddle it with grenadine and agave nectar
  2. Top with ice.
  3. Add 1.5 - 2oz of Bacardi Limon.
  4. Add cranberry juice to taste (but do not fill).
  5. Top with Cherry 7-Up.
  6. Garnish beverage with a lemon slice.

We are trying the Lusaka Kiss this weekend, so I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out! Hey, sometimes you just have to create your own thing if what you want isn't out there.  And by out there, I mean in Zambia because I am HARD PRESSED to find a decent cocktail in this country. Wish us luck!