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Drink of the Day is the Cactus Bite : Shaun the Bartender

The Cactus Bite is June 12th Drink of the Day!!

June 12, 2014 | By |

Here’s a cocktail that gives you another opportunity to pull the Drambuie off the shelf other than using it in the Rusty Nail cocktail.  The Cactus Bite is an interesting combination of ingredients that fits nicely into an old fashioned glass, never staying off course from having the main ingredient, tequila, being the main focus.  Just using a slight measure of everything else to compliment this spirit is all you need to come up with a great summertime sipper.  Enhancing this very tasty spirit with a supporting cast will make you go to it even more when deciding on a cocktail of choice.

If you enjoy the flavor of tequila you will want to give this Drink of the Day a try.  Taking a little bite out of the alcohol and introducing flavors that compliment what this spirit has to offer is what you will get if you put the right measure of everything in.  Hope you find this as gratifying as I did.


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1 1/2 oz. Tequila Blanco

Splash of Drambuie

Splash of Triple Sec

Juice of half a Lemon

Splash of Simple Syrup

2 Dashes of Aromatic Bitters


Method:  In a mixing glass with ice, add all the ingredients to measure.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend ingredients.  Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.


This Day in History:

1880 – John Lee Richmond pitched Major-League baseball’s first perfect game.

1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.

1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.

1997 – Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126 year tradition of keeping the leagues separate until the World Series.


Notable Birthday:

41st President of the United States, George H. W.  Bush was born on this date in 1924.

Notable Quote:

“Open your eyes, look within.  Are you happy with the life you are living?”  –  Bob Marley



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