Spoke Friday has been a tradition going back since we opened in 2008. The partners were meeting so many people that we worried about following up with everyone. So we decided, why not host a happy hour and bring everyone to us. We held happy hours every 2 weeks in 2008. But then we realized that drinking that much would land us all on a 12 step program. We went to monthly for a long time and have now settled on “themed” Spoke Fridays a few times a year.
We also feature a cocktail at these events and wanted to start sharing the recipes with you.
The first shared recipe is called “Bees Knees”. There are lots of variations but I found this one at Earl’s in Whistler Canada.
2 parts Gin (I use Hendrix but any smooth gin will do)
1 part Cointreau (this is the ingredient that separates this from other recipes)
1 part honey (be sure to dissolve with some water first)
1 part fresh lemon juice (don’t skip on fresh juice)
Garnish with lemon peel
Beware… three of these will bring you to your knees. A perfect drink for over the Thanksgiving holiday to help make it through family engagements!