Oyster Day August 5th with a Nicely Paired Cocktail!

Blue Points, Kumamotos or Malpeques?  Not only are oysters everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac, but they also have their own day – August 5th.   What better way to cool off during hot summer days than to slurp down a half shell paired with a cool cocktail.  So shuck a few of your favorite oysters, grab a glass, crank up some Blue Öyster Cult and make this sea-spirited day, one to remember.

Looking for some more inspiration?  Here is a link to one of our favorite Blue Öyster Cult songs.

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Sazerac – This classic cocktail makes a pearl of a pair!  😉

¼ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. simple syrup
Lemon peel for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice.  Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice.  Rim the glass with the lemon peel, twist over the surface and garnish.

 

So, really, with Oyster Day fast approaching, it is less a decision between Blue Points, Kumamotos or Malpeques.. more like, what should you pair it with!

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