Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Yellow Submarine

The Yellow Submarine

I make a lot of farmers-market, culinary inspired cocktails, but at the end of most days, I love to sit down to a no-nonsense spirit-driven cocktail.

1.75 oz. Silver Tequila
.5 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur *
.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
1 small dash each of orange and grapefruit bitters
large peel of lemon, with a little flesh left on the peel (squeeze and drop into mixing glass)
Ice
Stir until well-chilled
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish:  a wide piece of grapefruit peel (very little pith), squeezed over the top of drink so that the oils from the peel coat the surface of the cocktail, & then twist and drop it in

*Yup, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, a.k.a. "Bartenders Ketchup".  But it works so, so well in this drink.  Wanna nice little twist on the above recipe?  King's Ginger Liqueur, used in place of the St. Germain...it makes for a delicious cocktail as well.  Try it!

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