Ya'll know how I do ... Friday evenings are for cocktails.
And this past Friday night I might just have outdone myself!
The name of the game this time around was: work with what you've got in the fridge. So I came home from work, took a quick inventory of the refrigerator contents, and then the cocktail lightbulb went off. Ding! Ding!
St. Germain is a classically yummy ingredient for me, and vodka will always win out over gin, rum, or bourbon in my book.
I am no tough guy so I do like to cut it with a fizzy non-alcoholic mixer (grapefruit Perrier in this case), and some chopped strawberries muddled in the glass added the perfect end-of-summer taste.
I started off by dicing the strawberries (one per glass) on a cutting board, adding the pieces to a lowball glass, and muddling it gently in the glass.
Once well muddled, I added a shot each of the two liquors and then topped off with the grapefruit Perrier up to the rim. Add a few ice cubes and give it a stir!
Um, DELISH. I made one for me, Ian walked in from the garage and I offered him a sip, and he immediately asked me to recreate one for him. It may look a bit girly but it's not sweet enough to scare off a manly man!
Bottoms up, ladies!
PS: Those drink stirrers are from our honeymoon resort :)