Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two new drinks

No pictures of these. They're drinks. They look like drinks. Jon and I picked up two new liqueurs a few weeks ago, and these are two drinks we invented using them. The first liqueur is St. Germain, a sweet elderflower liquer. It tastes kind of like lychee to me. It's nice on its own or with soda water, but Jon also invented a gin drink with it. I named it the "fairy kiss." I don't know why. It just felt right.

The second liqueur is Tyku, a melony, citrusy liqueur. It also appeared in these melon pops earlier this summer. I invented a tequila drink using Tyku, which Jon loved and dubbed the "Hyde Park margarita."

These liqueurs make mixology really easy. They're sweet, so you don't have to worry about adding sugar, honey, or simple syrup, and the extra flavors they add make the cocktails more interesting.

Fairy Kiss
3 tbsp gin
1 tbsp St Germain
Juice of a quarter of a lemon
2 ice cubes
Club soda

Combine booze and juice. Add ice cubes. Top with club soda. You can use a little if you just want a touch of sparkle, or a lot if you'd like the drink to be more of a spritzer.

Hyde Park Margarita

3 tbsp tequila
1 tbsp Tyku
Juice of half a lemon
2 ice cubes

Combine booze and lemon juice. Add ice.