The Elusive Elderflower Liqueur
In honor of the late Robert J. Cooper, young inventor of St. Germain, better known as Elderflower liqueur, Twist is sharing our version of the popular cocktail called The Gypsy. St. Germain is a unique tasting liqueur that was introduced to the world in 2007. Once the beautifully packaged bottle hit bars across the country, new signature cocktails were quickly being being mixed up to serve to a new audience of cocktalians. This refreshing libation is served best before dinner with a light appetizer or after dinner, alone as an aperitif.
The Gypsy: (double for two cocktails)
1 1/2 ounces of Cascade Alchemy Gin
1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
Lime wheels for garnish
Put all the liquids into a shaker with ice. Fine strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lime wheel. Enjoy!
Facts about Elderflower:
The Elderflower (Sambucus) is not only an ingredient in alcohol, it’s used in medications, beauty products and natural supplements. There are over two dozen types of elderflower and only certain species are used for consumption.