This is the final article in a trio on enticing summer cocktails. I serve this one typically in a Champagne flute, however, the drink could be served in a chilled martini glass. On the other hand, if the weather is really warm you may want to consider serving it in a highball glass with ice and perhaps a splash of sparkling water (imbibing any high alcohol drink too quickly is not a good idea so serving it with ice & water is a prudent idea on a hot summer’s day).
St Germain boasts floral flavors laced with tropical fruits
No doubt everyone knows the first two ingredients listed in the title of this article. For those who don’t know St. Germain liqueur, you should know it. An uber fragrant floral liqueur made from the tiny elderflowers, St. Germain’s Art-Deco bottle alone is worth the price of admission. (St. Germain is not a one-trick-pony as it can also be used to add a very special je ne sais quoi flavor to desserts.)
The drink is super easy to make (we’re talking 4 ingredients). It’s all about ratio’s. Here’s the recipe I use for the Champagne flute/martini glass version.
2 oz chilled Prosecco (or any other dry sparkling wine)
1 oz chilled Pear Vodka
1/2 oz chilled St Germain
Artful twist of lemon (or thinly sliced piece of a pear)
Poor, stir gently, top with twist of lemon and voila!