At Tales of the Cocktail 2008, an annual festival in New Orleans, Eric Alperin created this Martini variation for a party hosted by St-Germain, the French producers of artisanal elderflower liqueur. Because vermouth and gin have lots of botanical elements, they’re natural partners for the lightly sweet, floral liqueur.
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1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
2 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
1 lemon twist, for garnish
How to Make It
Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, dry vermouth and Peychaud’s bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish the drink with the lemon twist.
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