Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Champagne, Aperol, Lemon juice, Orange peel
1 12ozGin (or vodka)
34ozElderflower liqueur, St. Germain
12ozLemon juice
12ozChampagne (float)
1twstOrange peel (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, coupe. Float Champagne. Garnish w orange peel.
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Posted bymdavis7 on 11/18/2010


christina in tacoma's picture

I made this without the Champagne, don't like bubbles. It was a little sweet, so subbed half Campari the next time and it was great. (As an aside, I made the Bitter Elder and it was a bit too bitter, so I subbed half Aperol...). For me, this is really perfect when adjusted as described.

Dan's picture

Sounds tasty. I improved the reference and made the float, garnish, and instructions match the St Germain website's recipe a bit closer.

Nice balance. Use Hendricks for a less ginny taste. And a sweeter sparkling wine.

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