St. Germain is a sweet French liqueur made from delicate elderflower blossoms. Those beautiful floral notes come through in this cocktail which is similar to a Can-Can Martini but has more spring in its step due to the addition of citrus and the light absinthe rinse. I like to call it a Spring Galop. I hope you serve it at your next party and enjoy the accompanying accolades.
1.5 oz Gin
1 oz St Germaine
3/4 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz lemon juice
Combine first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until well chilled.
Rinse cocktail coupe with Pastis. Strain cocktail into glass, serve; wow, and amaze.
Bloom: “A flourishing, healthy condition; the time or period of greatest beauty and artistry.” This month we’re celebrating all things spring and ‘April-showering’ you with beauty and joy.