As Mother Nature transitions to Spring, so should our cocktails. Let’s make a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for enjoying on a porch or patio. The specific gin used has balanced botanicals allowing the elderflower and grapefruit to shine through to create a citrus, fruit flavor while still being wonderful to sip.

The List:Elderfashioned Prep

  • 2 oz Plymouth Gin
  • ¼ oz St. Germain
  • 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Grapefruit

Vanessa bought me a brilliantly written cocktail book for my birthday and I have taken this recipe directly from Death & Co. Their book includes hundreds of their crafted creations coupled with thoughtful explanations. I haven’t done any personal touches or modifications to this drink as it is already an awesome variation on the Old Fashioned.

The Moves:

  • Stir Gin, St. Germain and bitters in a mixing glass with ice
  • Strain over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass
  • Tease and add a very large grapefruit peel

Make your sweetheart a Cucumber Heaven, stir yourself an Elderfashioned and cheers to the warmer, longer days!


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