Are you familiar with this French liqueur made from elderflower blossoms? I wasn't until just recently. It all started a little over a week ago when I tried a French Gimlet at a restaurant in Chattanooga. It was so nice and refreshing - a little gin, a little lime juice and a little St-Germain. After our exhausting yard sale Saturday, my sweet husband went out and gathered the ingredients to recreate it for me. Little did I know how beautiful (or huge) the St-Germain bottle was. It's like an art deco work of art.
And the French gimlet he made?
Delicious, if a little strong. The next one might need some tweaking. With such a beautiful bottle, it made me want a bar cart or at least a bar tray to bring out for special occasions (since I truly don't have the room for a full-time bar/bar cart). Here are some inspirations . . .
|Love Lindsey Coral Harper's fun inspiration board behind her bar.|
|If only my bar cart came with a view of New York in the background.|
|Must have that tortoise-shell ice bucket.|
All these bar carts might be enough to drive me to drink. Well, at least to have a well-stocked bar just in case I fancy a libation.
If you're interested in trying the French Gimlet for yourself, here is the very simple recipe from the St-Germain website:
2 parts Gin or Vodka
1 part St-Germain
1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice
Method: Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist. Enjoy!
Also, today I'm guest blogging over at Meet Me in Philadelphia as sweet Ashley is on her honeymoon in Greece. Surely, you've visited her blog before as she is absolutely delightful and has wonderful style, but if not, it's the perfect time to pop over and check it out.