Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bitter Elder

Campari and St. Germain, we wondered. Can it be done? Has it been done? Before rushing to concoct a brand-new and potentially problematic cocktail, I consulted the vast wisdom of the internet. And found a lovely recipe, The Bitter Elder in a comment by "Ameture Hour" on a post called Campari: Take 4 at Oh Gosh!.
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • .75 St. Germain
  • .5 Campari
  • .5 fresh lemon juice
I amended this to 1 unit St. Germaine for friendliness, and .75 Campari, because there's no sense being too friendly. The result was astonishingly pleasant, and quite pretty as well. 

Bitter Elder with Orange garnish, on yellow background