Spring has sprung, and there's no better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than with St- Germain. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or partying outdoors with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Philadelphia are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
The Franklin Mortgage & Co. are on the forefront of creative cocktailery and bartender Colin Shearn is the keeper of some truly intense drink recipes. Known for their expertise with odd liquors and truly deep tracks in the spirit world, we turn to The Franklin if we want to travel back in time or move on to the next big thing. He showed us The Sinister Side, and we never looked away.
1.5 oz. of Scotch Whiskey
.75 oz. of Dry Vermouth
.5 oz. of Cognac
.25 oz. of St-Germain
.25 oz. of Brandy
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
In a coupe glass add all liquid ingredients after a vigorous stir. Leave it naked, no garnish. Enjoy.