Summer vacation is upon us! That calls for a cocktail—be it celebratory or for your sanity (for me, it’s the latter). This light and refreshing concoction is a twist on the classic gin and tonic. In lieu of adding a lime wedge, I like to add a splash of St. Germaine, which is an elderflower liquor. It provides a citrusy note (comparable to grapefruit) and a mild sweetness, taking this G & T to the next level. It is the perfect drink for a hot summer evening spent lounging on a porch or sitting on a patio. Cheers!
1 oz gin of choice (I like Tanqueray)
1/2 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
3 oz tonic, chilled
Strip of lemon zest
Fill a rocks glass halfway with ice. Add the lemon zest to the glass. Pour in the gin and elderflower liqueur, then top it with the tonic. Serve immediately.
🥃 Be sure to chill your tonic well in advance—it makes all the difference in the world!