A couple of weeks ago, I made sparkling pomegranate cocktails; since then, I've been looking for ways to use the elderflower liqueur known as St. Germain. I came across this fresh sounding recipe that combines the floral spirit with simple syrup, lemon juice, and gin.
I know many of you aren't fans of gin, but since tomorrow is repeal day and everyone (gin and vodka drinkers) should be celebrating, I took the liberty of performing an impromptu taste test. I made two drinks — one with Hendrick's gin and the other with Grey Goose vodka.
Six people blind tasted both cocktails. While everyone agreed the gin one tasted better, the vodka one wasn't bad. The moral of the story? This cocktail is smooth, refreshing, and wildly good made with vodka or gin! Get the recipe and read more.
From Plymouth Ingredients 1 ounce gin or vodka Directions Makes 1 drink.
1 ounce St. Germain
½ ounce simple syrup
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
sage leaf, optional for garnish
1 ounce gin or vodka
Makes 1 drink.