It’s cocktail hour!
It’s Saturday night and I’m feeling alright, but that could be because I’ve taste tested an organic elderflower presse martini or two.
In my opinion, elderflower was born to cocktail addition, it blends so well with liquor and brings out or intensifies the flavors of your preferred vodka and gin. Today’s cocktail is gin based and real simple. One part gin, one part extra-dry vermouth, and two parts Belvoir sparkling organic elderflower presse. What’s wonderful about this drink is that it is completely organic. So if you are very nutrition conscious the organic elderflower presse martini will work for you, and if your not – hey, who cares! I am not terribly nutrition conscious, mostly due to the pressure organic foods puts on my purse strings. Although, Birke Baehr, a very young aspiring organic farmer says we should do what we can to eat locally grown organic foods and bear the cost now and “pay the farmer instead of the hospital” – a sobering thought, so I will try to do better. Try my organic elderflower presse martini, it’s good for you…. thin line, I agree.
- 1/4 cup organic gin
- 1/4 cup organic extra-dry vermouth
- 1/2 cup Belvoir sparkling organic elderflower presse (cold)
- Thin sliced organic lemon peel
- Peel a thin strip of lemon peel from a lemon making sure not to include the pith.
- Wrap the peel around a cocktail stick or straw and set aside.
- Pour gin and extra-dray vermouth into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice, cover and shake vigorously.
- Pour gin and vermouth mixture into a cocktail glass making sure not to include any ice. Use a sieve if you don't have a cocktail strainer.
- Top with organic elderflower presse.
- Remove lemon rind from cocktail stick and garnish cocktail, by either hanging the twisted peel from the edge of the cocktail glass or dropping it into the bottom of the cocktail.