Answer: A French Gimlet

Question: What is the answer to a gloomy Thursday?

I know, I know. I've posted about St-Germain before. This amazing liqueur made from elderberry flowers. Here's the deal:

French Gimlet

* 2 ounces gin
* 1 1/2 ounce St-Germain
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with only a tasteful twist of lime.

I finally picked up our dusty only slightly opened bottle of St-Germain tonight. There are a lot of really interesting drinks out there using this liqueur but the overcast skies called for something different.

St-Germain is sweet, but not too sweet, floral, but not too floral, and really quite interesting. This liqueur is used in some very creative ways.

IN THE foothills of the Alps, for but a few fleeting spring days,
this man will gather wild blossoms for your cocktail.

That is the very reason one should fully enjoy the complexities of St-Germain.


Peter Kelly said...

Please, please, please let me hire you, Mistress Mixology!

beachbungalow8 said...

wait a sec, how have I missed your st germaine posts? It's my new favorite drink this summer.

I mix it with a bit of soda water, champagne and lemon juice. it's the best.

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