Tuesday, October 2, 2007

l'amour en fuite

1 ½ oz Plymouth gin
¾ oz Lillet
¼ oz St Germain
absinthe rinse

place all into an iced mixing glass and stir
strain into an absinthe-rinsed cocktail glass

Source: spiritsandcocktails.com

I had to do something about my "buying faster than trying" problem -- this took care of the Lillet and St. Germain (will have to do a side-by-side on the gins at some point soon). The St. Germain on its own was lovely, lovely stuff. I sort of wish that this recipe was a bit heavier on it and might try it again with slightly different proportions. This cocktail has a great buzzy taste, and the whiff of anise is pleasant.

2 comments:

Frederic said...

Wow... this recipe seems delightful. Must try. And yeah, the St. Germaine could probably be doubled.

The one recipe we've made was an Elderthorn cocktail found on thespiritworld.net. Andrea's made a St. Germaine Cocktail for Nicole's b-day (didn't get to try it but it was prosecco, St. Germaine, and club soda). And one of the best ones I've had out was at Green Street -- the Flora Vieja which was tequila, St. Germaine, and a 3rd ingredient that eludes me.

dfan said...

Funny, I independently arrived on the same cocktail with basically the St Germain doubled: 2 oz gin, 1/2 oz St Germain, 1/2 oz Lillet. I call it the Special Snowflake. I'll have to try Jamie's recipe as well.