st. rita

It’s the first day of Spring, but here in Boston we’re supposed to get a snowstorm. In protest, I’m not leaving my house, and instead I’ll enjoy a nice floral cocktail that reminds me of warmer weather. Cue: St. Germain.

I’ve loved St. Germain, the elderflower liqueur, for a long time. It’s probably my favorite liqueur — sweet but subtle, floral and elegant. It’s great instead of vermouth in a gin martini, stirred into seltzer with a lemon twist, or even better, stirred into Champagne. Here, it’s added as a sweet, floral accompaniment to a margarita.

St Rita

st. rita (source)
for 1 drink

2 parts tequila blanco
1 part St. Germain
3/4 parts fresh lime juice

Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with lime wedge.

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