It was a festival and a fist-full of ‘Island Dollars’ that led to my unhealthy obsession with this reputedly beneficial drink. Stuck on Sydney pricing with the average cocktail priced at $12, I calculated $50 would cover the day to find these babies were going for $4 a pop.
A marriage of elderflowers and eau-de-vie – a grape spirit – also meaning water of life. St Germain not only has a delicate flavour but a beautiful bouquet and mixed with sparkling wine and soda as the following recipe shows, makes for the perfect pre-party drink.
2 parts Brut Champagne or Dry Sparkling wine
1 1/2 p St-Germain
2 parts Soda