For as long as I can remember, my go-to warm weather refreshment has been the gin and tonic. It's foolproof, simple to order, and steadfast in its thirst-quenching abilities.
But this all changed a few weeks ago in Aspen, when I sampled a St-Germain Cocktail. The heat and the strong sun were no match for this invigorating drink, which was effervescent and ever-so-slightly sweet, with subtle floral notes and hints of pear.
I took one sip, and just like that, the drink — which was like an adults-only version of Sprite — stole the G&T's spot as my Summer standby. See the recipe (which is great to make in large quantities) when you read more. 2 shots dry sparkling white wine Serves 1.
1-1/2 shots St. Germain or elderflower liqueur
2 shots club soda
2 shots dry sparkling white wine