This week we’re making a little something I robbed from the St Germain website. It’s a ‘Go Lightly’ recipe, and it is *delicious*. We’ll of course be using St Germain’s excellent elderflower liqueur, and I’ve also gone ahead and amended the recipe a bit to make it more of a long drink.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- A Big Sprig of Basil
- 10ml of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 30ml of Cocchi Americano
- 100ml of Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut
- A Lemon (Garnish)
So – to start with, we’re going to measure out 30ml of Cocchi Americano. A light, bitter aperitif.
That goes into a stirring glass with a handful of ice:
Immediately followed by 10ml of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur. This is a smashing Elderflower Liqueur.
Good enough to drink neat, this. Yummers.
Next up, a big sprig of Basil. The original recipe calls for shaking, but stirring achieves the same result without smashing the basil to bits.
So – quick stir…
You’ll be amazed at how much is drawn out of the basil… The aroma is *amazing*.
Strain that into a cocktail glass…
And top with 100ml of fizz. I’m using Chapel Down Vintage Reserve, but Champagne would do.
This quantity of fizz is about twice what the original recipe calls for incidentally. I just prefer it longer.
To garnish – you’re going to need one of these – a Canelle Knife.
“What’s that for”, I hear you say? This:
Make yourself a little spiral, and pop into the glass.
And serve. The ‘Go Lightly’. Sort of. But a bit longer. Absolutely delicious.
Here’s what we’re going to be using for next week’s #MasterofCocktails. Consider yourself informed.
Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Rye, Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur, St. George Absinthe Verte, Martini Gran Lusso, Peychaud’s Bitters and Luxardo Maraschino Cherries.