This Dewey Crush Cocktail Tastes Like Summer in Delaware

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Dewey Crush, a new canned cocktail with flavors of orange, is inspired by the famous libation at The Starboard.

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London has the Pimm’s Cup, Rio has the caipirinha and Havana has the mojito. So, what’s a signature cocktail in the First State? Delaware native Andrew Rigney is banking on the Dewey Crush, a canned cocktail inspired by the famous libation at The Starboard.

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The iconic Dewey bar and restaurant makes the classic orange crush with vodka, oranges, triple sec and lemon-lime soda. Rigney, a food and beverage pro, decided to can the crush in 2020 after witnessing the demand for hard seltzer and the emergence of canned cocktails.

Although Starboard owner Steve “Monty” Montgomery doesn’t benefit financially, the restaurant logo is on the can. “He’s adamant that The Starboard didn’t invent the crush—that’s Harborside in Ocean City,” Rigney says. But the Dewey establishment perfected it, Rigney notes, and having the logo is a stamp of approval.

Along with orange, flavors include watermelon, grapefruit and lemon, which was a hit at tastings in Schellville, Rigney says. Variety packs are available. On a diet? No worries. Try the skinny orange.

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