5 Best Ingredients for a Unique and Perfect Seattle Cocktail

As a special treat for our virtual Pride event and any other Pride-related festivities, we asked a former bartender and current sales representative for Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing, Hattie Benton McKay, to create a special drink we could share with you all.

And if you end up making the cocktail be sure to share a photo of it with us on Instagram!


5 Best Ingredients for a Unique and Perfect Seattle Cocktail in Honor of Pride Month

A note from Hattie:

Hattie Benton McKay from Seattle gives a great drink recipe
Hattie Benton McKay
Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing

I’m the Seattle Sales Representative for Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing, and have been with the company for three years. Previously, I was a bartender at a classic cocktail and whiskey bar in Bellevue. I play rugby for Seattle Rugby Club, and in my free time you can find me reading fantasy, watching Lord of the Rings, or quoting Marvel movies. 

If you don’t end up making this cocktail, do me a favor and pick up a pack of Seattle Cider Berry Rose or Sparkling Papaya to enjoy during Pride. Proceeds from both will benefit Seattle GSBA and Washington’s LGBTQ+ chamber of commerce.

5 Best Ingredients for a Seattle Cocktail in Honor of Pride Month

Night at the Rosé

  • 1.5oz Lunazul Reposado (or your choice of tequila)
  • 1oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2oz prickly pear syrup
  • 1/2oz Lillet Rosé
  • 2 dashes Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice for approximately 30 seconds. Pour all contents into a glass with a salted rim, and top with 2 dashes of Scrappy’s Firewater Tincture. Serve with a lime wedge.

To make the prickly pear syrup, combine hot water, sugar, and prickly pear puree in a 1:1:1 ratio and mix together until the sugar is dissolved. If you cannot find prickly pear, pomegranate juice works as well.

Lillet Rosé is a French apéritif that has flavors of berries, orange blossom, and grapefruit. It can be enjoyed all summer either in this cocktail or simply served with tonic, ice, and a lime wedge.