Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cocktail of the Week: Cointreau Cooler

About a month ago, I went to a mixology class sponsored by Cointreau.  It's already a staple of our bar cabinet, so I was interested to learn new things to do with it.  They showed us a pretty yummy margarita (although this recipe is my current go-to), and this refreshing sipper.  Reminiscent of a Pimm's Cup, it's the perfect things for the patio on these wonderful spring days we're already having.  As a matter of fact, I'm going to mix one right now...

Cointreau Cooler
Makes one cocktail.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together a strawberry that you've cored and halved, two cucumber slices and a sprig of mint.  Add ice, 2 ounces Cointreau and 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and top with club soda.  Garnish with more strawberry, cucumber and mint if you'd like.


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