Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I love testing out fancy drinks at hidden bars, watching the bartender craft something with flavors I have never tried, thinking I should really update my bar at home to make it feel a bit special. Because of this, every time I would walk into a liquor store I would gawk at the fluted St. Germain bottle nestled among the other European delights. The bottle and design are perfectly antiqued and the elderflower flavor always sounded like such a refreshing and unexpected taste. This past weekend I finally broke down and bought a bottle to test out a cocktail I had been dying to try, La Rosette. It's incredibly simple, just a splash of the liqueur topped with champagne, but garnished with a fresh blackberry and served on a vintage silver tray, I felt like I was being treated to a bit of luxe cocktailing.