Weekend Cider Cocktail -- The Offshore

This weekend's hard cider cocktail was inspired by the delicious pairing of St. Germain and sparkling wine. Using the sparkles of Kid Neptune, we created a cocktail that is fragrant, lightweight and crisp. The citrus, honeysuckle and violet flavors blew us away. We suggest you take an afternoon off, pack a picnic and cool down with this drink.

Your key ingredients are:

1.5 fl. oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1.5 fl. oz. St. Germain
1.5 fl. oz. Gin
4-5 fl. oz. of Reef Points "Kid Neptune"

Initially, we started with the simple, refreshing combination of fresh lemon juice, St. Germain and Kid Neptune, which was lovely as an apertif. We added gin as an afterthought for a little more bite and are glad we did! It definitely gave this cocktail a whole new dimension. To make the Offshore, follow the full recipe below:

Peel a strip of rind from a lemon and wipe the insides of a lowball glass with it.

Add a frozen cube or ball to the lowball

In a small shaker packed with a moderate amount of ice, combine:
1.5 fl oz of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1.5 fl oz of St Germain
1.5 fl oz of Gin - Hendricks is a great choice

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Shake quickly and vigorously

Strain into the lowball glass

Top off the glass with a chilled bottle of Kid Neptune

Cut a lemon wheel and garnish


-The Reef Points Team

***PHOTO CREDIT: photos by Patrick Martinez