A few summers back, my memory fails me on the exact year, I was enjoying a great evening with friends at the Wild Fig in Aspen. As we sat down, our waiter asked us if we would like to try a new cocktail that they were serving. Since I am one who rarely turns down a cocktail when offered (ok, I never turn down a cocktail when offered) we took him up on his suggestion. Well, this my friends, was by far the best drink I had ever had!
Afterwards, we were all in search of the magic elixir that was used. Not sold in the state of Texas at the time, we were forced to buy in bulk online. I am happy to say, that it is now readily available. When the temperatures start rising, days last longer, and I start imagining I’m back in the cool weather of Colorado, I know exactly what to prepare…
The St. Germaine Cocktail
2 parts Brut Champagne
1 1/2 parts St. Germaine
2 parts Club Soda
Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist, mint, or cucumber.