Club Special Cocktail

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We live in a town about 100 miles from Oklahoma’s capital city, Oklahoma City. We’ve been here 32 years. It was not that long ago that we joined our town’s country club, mostly because after retiring, my husband’s main hobby was golfing.

It was at the club I discovered a cocktail called a Club Special. I was naive enough to think that this wonderful cocktail with a salted rim was only made at our local club, which is why it would be called a club special!

But recently, I googled Club Special cocktail out of curiosity, and I found a recipe that supposedly originates from Oklahoma City’s Twin Hills country club. This is what I discovered, from My Recipe Magic.

And that’s when I discovered that it’s not a local cocktail, but it is one that originated in Oklahoma!

So I wanted to make it at home and for the blog, because it really is good, and perfect for warm months; this was mid-April, when pansies, kale and lilacs were blooming.

I quadrupled the recipe, and made a small pitcher. Why not?!!

Oklahoma’s Famous Club Special Cocktail
Serves 4

8 ounces vodka
4 ounces limeade
4 ounces Sprite
Salt for rim
4 splashes of club soda

Place the first 3 ingredients in a small pitcher. Mix well. I made my own limeade using fresh limes and some simple syrup I had on hand.

Salt the rim of two cocktail glasses and add ice. Pour the mixture into the glasses, then add the club soda splash to each.

I love how I really can’t pour with my left hand! (Notice above left photo.)

These are so refreshing. And, addicting!

If your limeade is tart, you could rim the glasses with sugar instead of salt; I personally prefer salt.