Happy New Year’s Day to you! How about a little hair of the dog that bit ya?
If I’m completely honest with you, I planned to post this drink recipe before the turn of the year, but bacon rolls took precedence. I’m sure you understand. Bacon always comes first.
We picked up a bottle of St. Germain before our cookie swap party in December mainly because I fell in love with the beautiful bottle and the recipe book that came with it. Turns out it was a fortunate decision, because St. Germain has become my new favorite thing ever.
Sweet and slightly floral, the golden liqueur adds a tongue-tapping zing to many cocktails. (You can check out the St. Germain website for even more recipes.
This particular cocktail, the Classic, is simple enough: St. Germain, Prosecco, and club soda. But the Brit and I added our own signature style by stirring in a little homemade grenadine too. Grenadine gets a bad wrap – that sickly sweet, high fructose corn syrup filled star of Shirley Temples.
Real grenadine, made by your own hands, is a thing of majesty that adds just the right fruity notes to so many cocktails. I’ll give you the recipe in my next post. For now, go mix yourself a Classic St. Germain, and toast 2013 one last time before we head to work tomorrow.
Classic St. Germain Cocktail
2 parts Prosecco
1 1/2 parts St. Germain Liqueur
2 parts club soda
With a twist
1/4 part homemade grenadine
Chill the Prosecco, St. Germain Liqueur, and club soda.
You can make this cocktail in large batches, or a glass at a time. For one glass, consider using a 1/8 cup measurement as your ‘part’. For a large pitcher, use a 1 cup measure as your ‘part’.
Once all ingredients are combined in the vessel of your choosing, use a cocktail stirrer to combine lightly – don’t stir too vigorously or you’ll flatten the prosecco and club soda.
I don’t recommend serving this over ice, so do make sure all the ingredients are well chilled before you begin.