Girlfriend Drink: Your Monday Night Bookclub

Posted on Jan 30, 2016


Girlfriend Drink: Your Monday Night Bookclub

Bookclubs are fabulous in their own right; they involve friends and dinner and thought-provoking conversation; all ingredients for an evening well-spent. And while endless Cougar-Town-sized glasses of red wine are often the drink-image associated with such gatherings, for our last bookclub I wanted to spruce things up. And, when we’re hosting we always feel like we must live up to our name and serve a cocktail.

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Inspired by My Mom’s St. Germain Cocktail, we created this ginger, wine-based cocktail. It’s perfect for the occasion; sweet and refreshing but light enough that you can drink several glasses of it and still fully (and productively) participate in the conversation.

Your Monday Night Bookclub

serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Canton Ginger liqueur
  • 1.5 cups white wine
  • 1.5 cups cocchi americano (alternatively, you can just use 3 cups of white wine)
  • 1-2 cups seltzer (depending on taste)
  • 8oz crystallized or candied ginger
  • 1 small packet mint

Instructions

  • Add a small handful of crystallized ginger and half of the mint to glass pitcher
  • Pour in canton ginger, cocchi americano, and white wine
  • Stir until combined
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours
  • When ready to serve, top with seltzer and pour into ice-filled old fashioned glasses
  • Garnish with sprig of mint and piece of ginger

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