I don’t usually do pink and girly…but when I do…I do it BIG! This cocktail recipe screams pretty in pink girlie from the rooftops (maybe because it’s sooooo pink). Aside from the color, there’s a nice hint of flower from the elderflower liqueur known as St. Germain (but not so much that you think you’re sucking on a bar of soap). Throw in a touch of tart lime, citrus vodka and a little sake and you’ve got a memorable Franco-Asian batch of pink cocktails that even the boys will want to drink.
Go big or go home – that’s the saying right? Well, this St. Germain cocktail is definitely that. It’s big on pink and it’s equally big on flavor. I really wanted to make a St. Germain cocktail that would send summer off in a stylish way and I think this St. Germain Bliss does exactly that.
What your summer was like, because I don’t even know what mine was like. Seriously…when did the calendar page turn to May, let alone August? I recently posted up a reward poster for ‘LOST SUMMER – REWARD IF FOUND.’ Apparently none of my neighbors have a sense of humor because they recognized the phone number and gave their condolences for a dog that they didn’t know we had (we do not have a dog named Summer). I didn’t bother trying to explain.
So pink cocktails not being my thing and apparently the same can be said for my sense of humor…I give you the St. Germain Bliss.
The striking pink color comes from the blueberry jam recipe I posted the other day. I suppose I should tell you that you can still make this cocktail recipe even if you haven’t made that recipe (although you really should make it – it’s delicious). You can use your favorite blueberry jam or jelly in its place. An interesting twist to this drink is the sake that’s in it. Ever since I made that sake cosmopolitan, I’ve been making up cocktails that contain varying amounts of the stuff. Of course my recent trip to Tokyo did nothing if not make my love for sake grow stronger. Oh, and the reason why this cocktail recipe is a cloudy pink and not a clear pink is because the sake I used in it is unfiltered. You can use either.
So whether you’re looking for pink cocktails or just a really delicious cocktail recipe, this St. Germain Bliss should bring a little bliss into your day.
It’s a long weekend, I plan on having pitchers of these handy…what are you having this weekend?
Recipe: The St. Germain Bliss
- 1 Tablespoon Cape Gooseberry Blueberry Jam
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 3/4 Ounce St. Germain Liqueur
- 1 Ounce Sake
- 1 Ounce Citrus Vodka
- Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and stir to combine jam.
- Add ice to shaker.
- Cover and shake until your hand feels like it’s going to fall off from the cold.
- Strain into cocktail glass of your choice.
Use a good quality sake for this recipe. If the sake needs to be served warm, it’s not a good quality sake and won’t taste good in this cocktail.
You can use your favorite blueberry jam/jelly in this recipe.
Feel free to add more lime juice if you don’t want it as sweet. But make sure you taste it before adding more lime.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Recipe by Pamela Braun.
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