I’m always in search of new cocktail recipes – that use what I already have existing in my liquor cabinet. St. Germain, the elderflower liquor, which I normally make in a cocktail with Champagne and soda (http://evewine101.com/2011/11/18/eve-discovers-speed-rack-la-competition/) was crying out for another use.
I had all three ingredients below. And, if you know me, I hate sweet drinks, this one had a nice tang of lime to offset the sweet elderflower liquor!
|2 parts||Gin* or Vodka|
|½ part||Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (I used the plastic bottle of juice I found in my fridge.)|
Method: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Strain into a coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist. Consult your mirror and evince your best gimlet-eyed stare. You never know when you might need it.
* Preferably Plymouth, Hendrick’s or a superb London Dry Gin (I used Tito’s vodka but if I hadn’t run out of Hendrik’s gin I would have used that!)
St-Germain is the first liqueur in the world created in the artisanal French manner from freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms.
More recipes: http://www.stgermain.fr/