28.5.11

PICK YOUR POSEY

Pick Your Posey

Pick Your Posey

Pick Your Posey

Somehow in the last few months, we ended up with two bottles of St. Germain in the house. Which is fantastic, because St. Germain tastes and smells like delicious flowers, which is exactly what it's made of. I've been known to drink it with nothing but soda, but ever since a bartender flat out refused to serve it to me that way (Too sweet?? Maybe for you, sir...) I've been trying to come up with something extra creative to do with it. After having a lychee mojito the other night, and finding fresh lychee at my local Over-Priced Fruit Store, I came up with this little doozy. Might make a nice addition to your weekend? If you can find time between Dark & Stormies that is...

Pick Your Posey
Juice of half a lime (which is enough for two drinks)
Fresh mint leaves
1 lychee fruit
1 Part St. Germain
1 Part Vodka
Seltzer/sparkling water

Juice the lime half and split the liquid equally between two smallish tumblers. Muddle a couple mint leaves and one pitted lychee fruit in the bottom of each. Add one part vodka and one part St. Germain (size of the "parts" depends on taste, the glass is usually about 1/3 full when I'm done with this step.) Top it off with seltzer. Add ice cubes and garnish with a lime slice.

I don't have any "fancy" tools like a real muddler or a cocktail shaker, but if you do you can probably find a way to incorporate them to positive effect. Enjoy responsibly, preferable in a reclined/semi-nude position.

16 comments:

Erika Tastrophe said...

I would highly recommend it with Hendricks Gin! Not the average gin drinkers gin, as it is infused with rose and cucumber, too sweet for the gin purist, esp the dry ones... But it makes for a super refreshing summer time beverage, maybe add the juice of 1/2 lemon or lime... DEE-light-FULL!

günstig mbt said...

Germain (size of the "parts" depends on taste, the glass is usually about 1/3 full when I'm done with this step.) Top it off with seltzer. Add ice cubes and garnish with a lime slice.

marissa (stylebook) said...

what a snooty bartender!

Danny said...

waow! have never had even heard of St Germain before, now i want it to run out my taps...to the liquor store, post haste!

KK said...

looks and sounds yum.

boxmalak said...

oh! looks fancy! :]

Kate said...

Nice. My flatmate is a cocktail barman, so my kitchen is sticky and full of fruit mush and my tummy is full of delicious bourbon concotions. I'll have to raid his bottles and try this!

Becky said...

just so happens I have half a bottle of St Germain on my bedside table (the bottle is just so pretty), so might give this a shot...

Helen said...

Sounds delicious, I shall definitely try!

Our Youth said...

It looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us x

Trini said...

you had a lychee mojito? First time i've heard of it in my life, sounds amazing! (and so does your recipe)
xx

Jenny said...

I love St. Germain! Another super easy drink I like to make is 2 parts vodka (I prefer Tito's), 1 part St. Germain and then add San Pellegrino Limonata to taste (and ice, of course). I like the Limonata because it's not as strong as lemonade, but has more flavor than sparkling water. Plus, no muddler or special tools needed!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

I need to try this!

Maria Ramona said...

so far i've tried it with champagne and berry juice, but will have to try out this recipe as well. i love the bottle it comes in as well!

Claire M. said...

I love flowers too ;)

Caitlin Rose said...

Oh I can't wait to try this! I've never tasted St. Germain before, it sounds lovely! I'm having a picnic next weekend, so maybe that'll be the perfect place to try it out.