So far, in 2017, Cocktail Club has met three times and learned how to make a wonderful Paloma, had some intense saké education, and learned how to turn cordial into a cider cocktail to die for!

Here are three cocktail recipes to start your warm season off right!

February Cocktail Club
Hostess: Rachel
Cocktail: Pomegranate Paloma

 

Ginger Syrup

Bring 1/2 cup water, the honey and ginger to a boil over high heat.
Once boiling simmer, 1-2 minutes and then remove from the heat.
Add the mint, cover and steep 10-15 minutes.
Strain out the ginger and mint.
Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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March Cocktail Club
Hostess: Melissa and Emily
Cocktail: Sake2Me Saketini

The best part about March’s Cocktail Club was that Emily is a very learn-ed Saké master! We had an amazing saké tasting and learned about the differences between brands and rice — and a whole lot more. Saké is such a fun spirit/rice wine and it is one that not a lot of people understand or use in cocktails often. So, thanks for the fun education!

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April Cocktail Club
Hostess: Sheena and Liz
Cocktail: Springtime Blackberry Cider Fizz

April’s Cocktail Club featured delicious cider from local cider distillery, Mountain West Cider! Cocktail Club was able to take a tour of the distillery and to a tasting before heading back to local ad agency, Super Top Secret, where Liz works, for the cider cocktail! What a great afternoon! And hey, I am so in love with that decanter in the photo above that I can barely stand it.

Also, does anyone else automatically think of Anne of Green Gables when discussing “cordial”?? Just me?

To make the blackberry mint cordial:

1 large container of blackberries
1 apple, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Put all ingredients in a dish, cook at 325 in the over for an hour. Strain and cool.

beautiful beet appetizer!

Thank you to all the hostesses of Cocktail Club so far in 2017! We are just getting started. Make sure you are following the fun with the same hashtag as always: #HBNCocktailClub. Even with the new branding, we kept the hashtag since it was so populated with amazing photos and recipes!

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Cheers XO – Chelsea

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