August Cocktail Club was a BLAST! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite nights of the month. This month we had a small, but wonderful group, and our featured beverage was the perfect toast to the end of summer. That’s right, folks, summer is wrapping up quickly – if you can believe it!
Well, you all know me – or at least should be somewhat familiar with me, since I write this here blog. In a nutshell, I like food, cocktails, friends, and my little amazing family. I also like cucumbers, which was my inspiration for this cocktail. While looking for cucumber inspired drinks, I came across this month’s cocktail recipe – which was created by blogger, Bit By a Fox. Check out her fun blog and make sure to create this drink at home.
August Featured Cocktail:
The Brighton Beachcomber
2 oz blanco tequila (I used Camarena blanco tequila, which worked great)
2 oz coconut water
1 oz ginger liqueur (Canton was delish!)
1 oz lime juice (to taste)
4 thick slices of cucumber (1 for garnish)
Muddle three slices of cucumber at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, coconut water, ginger liqueur, lime, and ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a coup/cocktail class (we used champagne glasses, which I thought were quite pretty). Garnish with a floating cucumber.
The Brighton Beachcomber was light and refreshing, but strong. Not very sweet, but full of flavor – this is one that you will enjoy if you want something easy to drink, but are into avoiding the saccharine sweet. I give it two thumbs up!
The star of this show was one of my new favorite liqueurs – Domain de Canton. If you like ginger, you could even add a bit more to this drink. We ended up doing 2 oz of Canton after the first cocktail because we were all ginger fans. This liqueur is light, but packs a punch with the flavor. It could be added to all sorts of cocktails with a great deal of delicious success. Also, it’s pretty.
It was fun to create a new cocktail – and thanks again to Bit By A Fox blog for the inspiration!
Take a look at some more photos from Cocktail Club and how I created this tasty, refreshing, boozy bevvy!
And thanks to these ladies for joining me in a good buzz –
it made the fact that most of us showed up in black and white polka dots even more awesome.
The next Cocktail Club will be held on September 21 – so stay tuned for another great recipe!
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