Garden to Glass: Spoto’s Unveils New Summer-Inspired Cocktails
Renowned for its sleek interiors, stellar cocktails, and a bustling culinary scene, Spoto’s Oyster Bar in PGA Commons has just launched two new drinks that are mouthwatering concoctions of organically distilled spirits and garden-sourced ingredients.
Created by Spoto’s mixologist Shae Halloun, the new summer sippers are ideal warm weather companions. The delectable Hot & Cool Marg-tini ($11) has all the elements of a lip-smacking blockbuster: fresh lime juice, jalapeños, cucumbers, and Silver tequila. The Blackberry Smash ($10) is a tall order of boozy eye candy, loaded with gin, fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and a rich, fruit-infused brandy.
“We are passionate about designing new and exciting craft cocktails for our guests,” says Halloun. “These summer sips are wonderful thirst quenchers and perfectly match our garden-in-a-glass theme.”
Spoto’s Oyster Bar is located in PGA Commons at 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit spotos.com.
*Photos courtesy of Libby Vision
1 ¼ oz. gin
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. blackberry brandy
4-5 mint leaves
Muddle blackberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add simple syrup and lemon juice. Fill shaker with ice, and add gin and brandy. Shake 10 times briskly. Strain into poco or hurricane glass filled with ice. Top with soda water, and garnish with a lemon wedge and mint sprig.
Hot & Cool Marg-Tini
1 oz. Silver tequila
3 medium cucumber rings (peeled)
1 jalapeño ring (¼-inch thick, deseeded)
Fresh lime juice (from 2-3 lime wedges)
½ oz. Thatcher’s Cucumber liqueur
½ oz. sour mix
In a martini shaker tin, combine cucumber and jalapeño rings. Muddle vigorously. Fill tin with ice, then add remaining ingredients into shaker. Shake forcefully for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.
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