The Basil Lime Cooler

Make in pitcher, serve in highball glasses filled with ice. Muddle one large bunch of basil leaves in a small amount of lime juice


  • 3 parts of Vodka
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 part Simple Syrup

Preparation: Stir before serving, pour over ice 3/4 full, top with chilled Seltzer, garnish with a Lime Wedge

Fresh Blackberry Mojito

  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon light sugar
  • 8oz. light rum
  • Lime juice from one lime

Preparation: Muddle the mint leaves, blackberries and sugar, add the rum and lime juice. Mix well, divide the mix between 6 tall glasses, fill with ice cubes, and top with club soda. Garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.

Canard, Inc., one of the leading caterers and event planners in NYC, has recently designed and executed star-studded events at the Battery Conservancy 15th Anniversary Gala, Marina Abramovic Exhibit Closing Party at MOMA, the Winter Antiques Show at the and the amfAR “Inspiration Gala” at MOMA. Canard’s menu creations range from thematic – like the Battery Royale cocktail, made with Blanc de Blanc, rosewater, cassis, and a seasonal starfruit garnish AND the star-shaped chocolate mint icebox cake with dark chocolate sauce, blackberry and mint, both in celebration of the “reach for the stars” theme at the Battery Conservancy 15th Anniversary Gala – to seasonally inspired, like tomato sorbet with Turkish salt and olive oil ice cream with shaved parmesan, both served in one-bite pastry cones, perfect for summer!