Friday, January 30, 2009

Cocktail of the Week

Okay, so originally we thought we'd do a 'Wine of the Week' Feature. But, why oh why would we discriminate against all of the other fabulous libations there are in this world? So, in this grain, here is our featured Cocktail of the Week. We've been dutifully sampling Elderflower Liqueur whenever we get a chance, so it's safe to say we know what we're talking about... At any rate, indulging in this treat is a great way to start your weekend off on the right foot!

Elderflower White Cosmo
2 ounces vodka
1 ounce St.-Germain elderflower liqueur
½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce white cranberry juice

Shake Ingredients and Strain Into a Chilled Martini Glass

Note: Elderflower liqueur can be sort of difficult to find and pricey when you do!

So, if you want to substitute Triple Sec or Cointreau that's cool too, it will still be tasty. As for garnish, you could do a raspberry or maybe a few pomegranate seeds. Or, if you want to be super schwanky you could freeze some real elderflower blossoms in ice and float one in the drink!

And PSST! to all of you brides... this makes a fabulous specialty cocktail for your big day. It's a classic clear martini (super chic) and is a bit more original than the usual champagne!

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I had a couple of brides asking about doing that for their specialty cocktail. I am dying to try it!