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Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant in Downtown Lafayette

Cocktail #9 on our Countdown to 21 is the Feels Like Summer cocktail from Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant in Downtown Lafayette.

At the corner of Jefferson Street and Lee Avenue sits a historic gem of Lafayette history. Spoonbill Watering Hole and Restaurant is a 1930s filling station turned modern restaurant that serves fresh and contemporary cuisine along with a wide variety of eclectically named cocktails.


We wanted to see what was on offer at Spoonbill that’s made with JT Meleck Vodka so we stopped by for a visit and met bartender Tanner Dimmick.

Dimmick told us that their Feels Like Summer cocktail came about because one of the owners wanted a cucumber drink. What they came up with is a cocktail made with JT Meleck Vodka, cucumber juice, lime juice, and ginger syrup topped with sparkling mineral water and garnished with mint.


The Feels Like Summer cocktail is refreshing and pairs nicely with the eatery’s bright and light menu offerings.


We wanted to hear more from Dimmick, a bartender of ten years, so we asked him about his favorite drink to make for friends.


“Negroni because it’s a really good refreshing summer drink that’s great for drinking by the pool,” Dimmick told us.


If you’re looking for something tasty to eat or just need a drink while exploring downtown, you can’t go wrong with Spoonbill!


About JT Meleck's Countdown to 21

This December, we embarked on a journey that took us across the state to 21 Louisiana-owned restaurants and bars serving JT Meleck Vodka. At each location, we documented a signature cocktail from their menu to come up with a list of 21 cocktails to help us count down the days to 2021. Beginning Friday, December 11, 2020, we’ll be featuring a different restaurant and cocktail each day on the JT Meleck website and posting it on our Facebook and Instagram feed.

We want to invite everyone to count down the days to 2021 with us and participate in our Countdown to 21 contest on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a grand prize trip for two to our distillery in Branch, Louisiana — with complementary overnight stay at a nearby lodging location, dinner at a local restaurant, and transportation between the distillery and your hotel!


To participate in the Countdown to 21 contest, we’re inviting everyone to get creative and post a picture of themselves on Facebook and/or Instagram enjoying one of the 21 cocktails we’re featuring using the hashtag #jtmeleck and tagging JT Meleck Distillers in the post.

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