It looks like it’s going to be warm and sunny in San Francisco this weekend, so today we’re featuring a light and summery cocktail inspired by our favorite Venetian cookbook. We’ve mentioned this book before, and we really can’t say enough good things about it. Everything we’ve tried from it has been easy and delicious, and the book itself is beautiful.
This elderflower lemonade has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spice. It’s really refreshing and perfect for a brunch or an afternoon by the pool (or at the beach) because it has almost no alcohol in it. It’s mostly ginger beer. In fact, the only liquor is a splash of St. Germain.
It’s really easy to make. Just measure out your St. Germain and freshly squeezed lemon juice into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour out the entire shaker, including the ice into a glass and top with Ginger Beer. We served with paper straws in highball glasses. For serving, we really like these, these, and these.
- 15 ml St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 25 ml fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Ginger beer
- Mint for garnish
- Measure St. Germain and lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Pour out the contents of the shaker, including ice, into serving glass. Top with more ice if needed and fill the rest of the glass with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh mint and serve.