Cocktail Tasting: BYOC (Bring Your Own Cocktail)
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 / 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A newly launched venture by Amanda Sussex and Shayla Hamlin, BYO Cocktails are made one small batch at a time about 6 blocks from here at Mess Hall from local spirits, fresh-squeezed seasonal juices, hand made syrups, and a mutual love of cocktails. The friends met while working in healthcare, and decided that it was about time there was an easy and on-the-go local cocktail option for when beer or wine just won't do!
C-Suite Margarita, $8.99
Freshly squeezed citrus fruits and a drizzle of agave nectar blend here with top shelf liquor to prove that you don't have to pay a lot for a quality margarita just because you also don't want one that comes in a pre-made, frozen mix. A summertime staple, one sip of this will have you ready to kick up your feet and relax.
Zen & Juice Cucumber, $8.99
This one goes to show that a truly refreshing and enjoyable cocktail doesn't have to be complex or “fancy.” Made with the shop-favorite Checkerbark Gin from District Distilling, it is rounded out with lime juice and simple syrup for a classic gin cocktail feel, then finished with the crispness of cucumber that blends effortlessly with the sharp and juicy juniper of the gin for a fresh, slightly sweet treat.
Water My Melon, $8.99
This summertime sipper features fresh-squeezed watermelon and lime juices, with a mint simple syrup that both sweetens the tart earthiness of the watermelon and gives a sharp, herbaceous finish. While all of these cocktails would make a great choice for a day at the pool, this one is the clear winner for something that clearly says, “Summer!”