A summer cocktail.

After one week of relief from the heat, we are back to 100 degree temperatures.  And with that comes a need for a refreshing cocktail.  And I found one.

A few months ago, to celebrate the marriage of my friend, Kat, we went out for drinks.  All of us ordered this vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit drink and since then, I have been trying to replicate it.  I had never heard of St. Germain, and when I went to purchase it, I learned that it was some fancy stuff.  But I figure the bottle will last me about 5 years.  (We clearly are lightweights.)

Here are the players for my drink.  (I am taking suggestions on a name, unless there is already a name floating out there of which I am unaware!)

1/2 lime, squeezed over ice

1 part vodka (we used the locally made Tito’s)

1/2 part St. Germain

1 1/2 part grapefruit juice

Tonic water to taste

They are a little too easy to drink.

On another note, I made this Lemon Chicken Soup tonight and fell in love.  Try it.

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4 responses to “A summer cocktail.

  1. Ross Buchholtz

    That drink is also good with Tequila. I like Ambhar.

  2. Somehow I missed out on the chicken soup recipe, Chelsea. Please send it again. Thanks, Martha

  3. I can’t find St. Germain in any of my mixology resources, much less find a name for this drink. My rule of thumb for naming recipies?: something quippy and cute. Does the taste remind you of anything else you like? What was the occassion when you first tried it? Just remember that it needs to be fun and memorable. 🙂

  4. I think “Kat’s Kocktail” is appropriate. But I don’t know what St. Germain tastes like. I worked at my dad’s liquor store for 6 years and never heard of it! Now I’m curious. . .