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Thursday January 3, 2013

St. Sunshine cocktail

st germain cocktail

1.5 oz Vodka
1/2 oz St. Germain
1.5 oz Grapefruit juice

Mix in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake the snot out of it and strain into chilled martini glass with a sugared rim.

This is a cocktail that I whipped up for some friends over New Years’. We seem to be having an unseasonably hot January, and I’m recommending it just for that. I’m not usually big on the sugar rim, and I might skip it next time, but we were in a festive mood and it sure does add flair (when you manage a better job than I did for the one in the photo). I’m a snob about chilling glasses — I fill them with ice and water before I start mixing. But for this recipe, I bet martini glasses kept in the freezer would work fine. I’m tempted to try this with tequila substituted for the vodka, too.

But the real power tip here is the St. Germain. You don’t have a bottle of this stuff in your house, and you need to. It’s traditionally mixed with champagne (because for some people straight champagne is just not decadent enough), but it shall to add flair to whatever you add it to. But also you’ll leave it out on your counter, and it will add general flair to your life. Seriously, the bottle looks like this.

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