elderflower-liqueur

Last Word / Gypsy

Seeing double? Nope not yet. Before you are two cocktails with one ingredient that changes them slightly. Both are strong, sour and floral but it’s the sweet element that changes them slightly. It’s great to have a replacement ready in case you run out of an ingredient to one of your favorite cocktails. Both are great, I think the Gypsy is a little sweeter but after having both I can’t remember.

Last Word
Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce chartreuse
  • 1 ounce lime juice (or a half or more of a large lime)
  • 1 ounce maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)

 

Gypsy

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce chartreuse
  • 1 ounce lime juice (or a half or more of a large lime)
  • 1 ounce Elderflower liqueur (St-Germain)

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. After shaking vigorously, strain into a martini glass.

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Mimosa. Yes, I’d like to start with that before anything else. Preferably with fresh-squeezed orange juice and maybe with St. Germain (elderflower liqueur). ELDERFLOWER LIQUEUR IS AMAZING.

Seasonal Vegetable Frittata with loads of fresh herbs. Some purple or sweet onion, sweet peppers, some fresh chopped garlic, rough-chopped asparagus or green beans (or fresh peas!!), thyme, sage, maybe a little rosemary, cilantro, and parsley. Also a little bit of crumbled French feta. And plenty of butter in the bottom of that pan! Screw quiches because I don’t like crusts and they’re a waste of calories and why make a quiche when you can make a frittata so much faster?

Garlic and Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Almost nothing beats these puppies, who doesn’t love crispy-but-pillowy roasted potatoes of different colors with plenty of garlic and herb and a great sea saaaalt? Toss them in a good quality oil or add some fresh parmesan and they’re even better.

Asparagus Flan. Yeah, I know that’s two egg things, but I don’t care, because this shit is gangbusters. There’s nothing greener than this flan, and the flavor is like the creamiest, mellowiest, spring and green-y flavor in your mouth. LOVE. IT.

Lamb Stew. Made with homemade stock, of course. Plenty of onion, leeks, carrots, a little celery, a little potato, thyme and sage, maybe some dried cherries for a little sweetness, or a little tarragon, and some good beer. Or maybe just a Lebanese Lamb Stew with tons of spices. Love that shit.

Fresh Baked Croissant. That is all.