August 31 - Specter …
St. Germain is a relatively new entry in the liquor market, and when it first showed up 2007, there was a rush by bartenders around the world to start incorporating it into drinks. Delicately floral and fruity, it’s a unique flavor that’s easily distinguishable, and can get cloying in large quantities. Used right, though, it makes for an elegant addition to a quality drink.
There are recipes, such as the Ephemeral, that are similar to this one. I couldn’t find anything that was exactly the same online, though, so I’ve given this one its own name.
- 2 oz. Gin (Beefeater)
- .1 oz. Dry Vermouth (Martini)
- .5 oz. Elderflower Liqueur (St. Germain)
- .25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Simple Syrup
- Dash Herbal Bitters (Bitters Old Men Great in ‘28)
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice and shake thoroughly. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with a lemon twist.