Friday, May 14, 2010
I'm gonna take a minute here and stump for one of my favorite liqueurs, St. Germain. It's an elderflower liqueur that is surprisingly versatile. I think it's great all by itself with some ice and club soda, but I've found it perks up any number of other drinks, giving them a lovely ethereal floral sweetness.
I've also turned John on to this stuff, and one of our favorites is the Paris Manhattan--a regular Manhattan with an additional shot of St. Germain. It's two parts good bourbon (I use Woodford Reserve), one part St. Germain, 1/2 part dry vermouth, and a splash of bitters. Mix and serve over ice.