Elderflower Honey Whiskey

 

Elderflower Honey Whiskey | Be What We LoveWe’re donning sweaters and giving up our shorts, yes summer is officially over, but I’m still trying to hang on to it just a little bit.  I always loved the look of the St. Germain bottles, and had some great cocktails that used it, but it was never a staple of my home drinks.  My husband bought me a bottle as a gift and we challenged ourselves to see what cocktail creations we could dream up.  St. Germain is an elderflower liquor blended with cane sugar, and a little citrus, so it has a light flowery and slightly fruity flavor. We thought it would go nicely with a special cocktail to remind us of summer sweet tea and pair it with a honey whiskey to warm us up for the coming chill.   

Ingredients

  • Honey Whiskey
  • St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
  • Tea (we just put 4 tea bags in a mason jar of filtered water out in the sun for 3-4 hours)
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon
  • Ginger Root (optional, but recommended) 
  • Cocktail shaker

Directions

(makes two drinks)

  1. Cut two small slice of ginger root about as thick as a quarter
  2. Slice lemon in two, squeeze half lemon into shaker, slice the remaining half, add two slices to the shaker and save the remaining as garnish
  3. Add 8 medium sized mint leaves 
  4. Add 3 ounces of Honey Whiskey
  5. Add 10 ounces of tea
  6. Honey to taste
  7. Add about an ounce of St. Germain
  8. Throw in 7-8 ice cubes and get shaking
  9. Strain into glass with ice cubes
  10. Garnish with mint and lemon slices

So what’s the verdict on this cocktail innovation Mr. BeWhatWeLove put together?  Refreshing, well balanced, and a wonderful so long to summer cocktail. Cheers! 

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