Cocktail Creation: The Cotton Gin

What happens when you take a local Farm to Table Restaurant and combine it with a great grain to glass craft distillery? You get something Amazing!


Cotton Southern Bistro is a Chesapeake local restaurant that seeks to bring comfort back to dining.  Cotton Bistro, located in the Cahoon Commons Shopping Center,  offers traditional southern/regional cuisine that takes familiar recipes and fresh “farm to table” ingredients and offers them in a comfortable and family friendly setting. Executive Chef Jeff Brown and his team provide southern classics from fried green tomatoes to chicken and dumplings and everything in between. Regan Keefer is the Bar Manager and runs the bar with the same philosophy regarding cocktails as Jeff does about his kitchen. Local seasonal ingredients grown using sustainable practices makes for a better dish or cocktail.



Based on that premise here is our first in a series of cocktails designed around our spirits. Today’s Cocktail Corner Creation: The Cotton Gin

2 oz Old Point Comfort Gin
2 Cucumber slices
1-2 Lime wedges
2 Basil Leaves
Tonic Water

In a shaker,  muddle 1 cucumber, 1-2 lime wedges , and 1 basil leaf in the 2 oz of gin. Add Ice and Shake and pour into a rock glass and top off with tonic water. Garnish the glass with the remaining cucumber slice and basil leaf. Enjoy


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