Did you know it is #NationalLobsterDay today? 🦞 Sure, you'll see a lot of recipes for lobster rolls and seafood pastas today, but we wanted to give you a cocktail to enjoy alongside your meal, hailing from the land of lobsters—Maine!🍸
In Brian Bartels' THE UNITED STATES OF COCKTAILS, he puts a spotlight on Andrew Volk and his wife, Briana, who have been nestled in the downtown Portland community for a healthy amount of time. If there is a craft cocktail movement happening in that area, it can be attributed to the Volks’ efforts at The Portland Hunt & Alpine Club and Little Giant, and they are both must-visit spots. This recipe, White Noise, is a great large-format cocktail for anyone hosting a party, as it’s easy to build, refreshing, and low in alcohol.
1½ ounces Cocchi Americano
1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
2 ounces club soda
Garnish: grapefruit twist
Pour the Cocchi Americano and elderflower liqueur into a chilled double Old Fashioned glass. Fill the glass with ice, and then top with the club soda. Stir gently to combine. Hold the grapefruit twist with both hands between your thumb and forefinger. Twist the peel over the cocktail. Rub the peel on the rim of the glass for extra flavor. Drop the peel into the glass.
Illustration from Mike Burdick for THE UNITED STATES OF COCKTAILS. https://bit.ly/3m1yaCH