Blue Points, Kumamotos or Malpeques?  Oysters are everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac.   And 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, and enjoy these two wonderful sips.


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.


Cliffdiver – Paired with fresh oysters, this cocktail makes a splash!


1 ¼ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
½ oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. apple juice
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Granny smith apple and fresh ginger slices for garnish

Shake all ingredients together and pour over ice cubes. Garnish with slices of granny smith apple and a sliver of ginger.