Today I purchased the October edition of Bon Appetit and I wondered where summer had gone. It feels like it was just February when several of my good friends crammed into my small TV room to watch the Oscars and eat homemade pizzas. While bundled in my Snuggie (yes, I own one) we looked forward to summer. That night we all competed for a bottle of St. German we would save for summer cocktails. Of course, I was destined to loose the competition as it was over who could pick the Oscar winners (my friends are the biggest movie fans and one writes movie scores). As predicted, I came in last and my friend Larry brought home the bottle. St. Germain liqueur is made from the Elderflower, a blossom of the Elder Tree and apparently they are picked directly from the Alps (they say that on their website). Ironically, the October edition of Bon Appetit also names St. Germain one of “the hot 10” for their 2009 Bon Appetit Awards.
This Labor Day weekend, in honor of the end of summer we gathered for a (several) final Summer Saints before summer officially ended. I brought a couple snacks which I’ll post this week.
- 2 parts gin
- 1 part St. Germain
- 1 part tonic
- fresh lime