If you were following the story of Mixologist Meets Botanist at Skates on the Bay, you will want to know about the splash of Spring Cocktails Skates is currently featuring:
· Lavender Collins – Hangar 1 vodka, distilled locally in Alameda, Giffard Crème de Violette and their house-crafted lavender syrup. This is a wonderful twist on a traditional “poolside” – or in this case “bayside” – drink. Enjoy a slight sweetness with just the right amount of lavender to make it unique to the palette, yet still maintain a nice balance.
· Parasol-Lillet Blanc – St. Germain elderflower liqueur, house-crafted honey syrup and Ruffino Prosecco. For folks who enjoy the bubbly, this is a smooth, slightly herbaceous spring, sipping cocktail.
· Robin’s Nest – Hendricks gin, Giffard Crème de Violette, lemon juice and house-crafted maraschino syrup. Mixologist Rob McCarthy spends a lot of time fine tuning ingredients so they balance and complement one another. With the Robin’s Nest you get the distinct flavor of gin rounded out on the end with the juicy richness of maraschino cherries and lavender. It’s a great combination of unusual elements.
· Young Man’s Game – Bulleit 95 Rye, Dubonet, Cointreau and Peychaud bitters. This is a drink for those ladies and gentlemen who like a little “mmph” in their adult beverage. If you haven’t experienced rye, this would be a fantastic introduction.
Stay tuned for the new cocktail menu coming out soon!