I’m thrilled to be partnering with Cointreau–a liqueur with such incredible history!–on a couple of exciting upcoming events this fall and hosted my first soirée with the brand last week in San Francisco. I asked the team if we could combine happy hour with a mini photography class–two of my favorite pastimes–and Cointreau gladly made it happen! Guests were treated to the brand’s light and refreshing signature Rickey (ideal for SF’s current Indian Summer), decadent bites courtesy of Trick Dog (if you haven’t been it’s a must on the bar list), and food photography tips thanks to the talented Aubrie Pick (I’m ready for part 2!).
Cointreau is the “soul” of many classic cocktails including two of my personal favorites: the Margarita + Cosmopolitan (and now three: the Rickey).
I loved the effortless floral displays which gave the room that parisian true-to-the brand touch. In fact, I went on a bit of a scavenger hunt this past weekend for antique bottles to mix with the Cointreau bottles that I already own.
My drink of choice in the making ~ a refreshing Cointreau Cucumber Mint Rickey (additional recipes here)
Cointreau Cucumber Mint Rickey
2 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
3 wheels of cucumber
5 mint leaves
3-4 oz club soda
Muddle the cucumber and mint in the bottom of a glass. Add Cointreau and fresh lime juice with ice. Top with club soda and stir briefly. Garnish with a cucumber wheel and mint sprig.
Thank you to Cointreau for a lovely evening (excited for more to come)!