The Cardinal Cooler Cocktail

The Cardinal Cooler Cocktail
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Art and Soul

The Cardinal Cooler cocktail, inspired by Virginia.

The Cardinal Cooler cocktail, made in honor of the 2012 presidential election's swing states, is made just for Virginia, up for grabs this November. Try it at D.C. hot spot Artbar, at Art Smith's Art and Soul. 

1
Servings
161
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  gin
  • 1  Ounce  White Hall Viognier
  • Splash of simple syrup
  • ice
  • Splash of ginger beer
  • Lemon peel (garnish)

Directions

Pour gin and wine into a wine glass, then add splash of simple syrup. Add ice and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with lemon peel. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Protein
5g
11%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
2mg
0%
Sodium, Na
195mg
13%
Water
25g
1%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.