* 2 ounces gin
* 1 1/2 ounce St-Germain
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Cat optional.
I finally picked up a bottle of St-Germain the other day and this is my first time making anything with it. There are a lot of really interesting drinks out there using it but I wanted to start with something simple to get a feel for the liqueur itself, without too much added complexity. St-Germain is sweet, but not too sweet, floral, but not too floral, and really quite interesting. This liqueur is used in some very creative ways. I can’t wait to try some out at home.
In keeping with the French theme, the cat you see in the background of this picture is Colette, after the French writer of the same name, and as I write this I’m listening to Absinthe: The French Album by Marc Almond (which is a great album; pick up a copy if you’re into that sort of thing).