Here is the final August Carlton Ladies Night cocktail recipe! The BRD Yardbird features our Medoyeff Starka and fresh fruit. It’s truly a perfect summertime cocktail. And like the other handcrafted artisan soaps in this Happy Hour in The Shower release, the soap that Rough Cut Soap Co. came up with compliments the cocktail beautifully. So now you can “upgrade your shower to a tropical happy hour.” If you want to get in on the fun, make sure you show up to the next Carlton Ladies Night! Cheers!
Ingredients: - 1 1/2 oz Medoyeff Starka Vodka - 1 1/4 oz fresh watermelon juice, strained - 1/2 oz lemon oleo saccharum* - 1/2 oz Aperol - Soda water
Directions: Place all ingredients besides soda water into a cocktail shaker. Shake until icy. Strain and pour over some fresh cubes in a collins glass. Leave some room for a splash of soda water on the top for some bubbles and sparkle. Garnish with a small watermelon wedge.
*Peel 4 lemons, no pith, into a bowl. Strain the juice and use it to make the cocktail. Add a half cup of sugar and a couple drops of water. Stir and let sit for at least 3 hours to 24 hours. Strain into an airtight container, pressing on peels to extract as much flavor as possible.