Cocktails from the daily chow e-mail blasts.
I thought it might be fun to discuss the cocktails that chow.com selects to send in their daily e-mail blasts. I've raised my eyebrows in the past, and I raised them today:
Elderflower Sidecar by Aida Mollenkamp
1 part Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 parts brandy
3 parts St-Germain elderflower liqueur
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sounds like a drink for someone who doesn't appreciate a subtle cocktail. st germain is one of those ingredients that wipes out a drink. I imagine this one tastes of mostly sg and is kind of gross. although I bet that when I first started getting into cocktails this one would have been right up my alley. Also, the drink reads like it came off of a St Germain sticker or one of those things that the company puts on the bottle when you first buy it.
Goes against classic cocktail groupthink. But the ingredients are pretty basic, somebody shake it up and serve it to an unsuspecting taster.