It’s been quite the year. A good, crazy, exhausting year. I won’t bore you with my sappy sentiments of the year gone by (where does the time go?! how is my baby so big?! etc). Even though it seems like a snoozefest and even though a new year is a celebration, we won’t get a sitter and go out. Like we do every year, we will stay in for NYE. We’ll probably watch something riveting and high-minded to begin the year right (let’s be honest, catch up on Doctor Who) while eating something delicious out of a bowl on the couch after Casper goes to sleep. I’ll probably be wearing leggings and have my hair up in a frizzy nest. We might even go to bed before the ball drops and I am way more than okay with all of that.
We’ll celebrate quietly but, we’ll still raise our glasses and say goodbye to 2015 with a cocktail…or two. Something bright and a little fizzy like this St. Germaine & Cassis Gin and Soda. It’s easy to drink and simple to make–a bit sweet, a little floral, rich with cassis, bracing with lemon, with a splash of sparkle from soda. It’s basically rose colored glasses in cocktail form.
- 3 ounces gin
- 2 ounces St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
- ½ ounce creme de cassis (currant liqueur)
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 lemon wedge (1/4 of a lemon)
- soda water
- 4 dashes aromatic bitters
- Fill 2 glasses with ice.
- Stir the gin, St. Germain, cassis, and simple syrup together in a cup. Stir in the juice of the lemon. Pour the mixture into the 2 ice-filled glasses. Top with soda, stir in a few dashes of bitters per drink.
Ah, St-Germain is my favorite cocktail ingredient. So light, yet flavorful. I’m realizing now I have everything at home to whip up this cocktail! I just might have to this weekend.
Definitely saving this for NYE! It sounds incredible!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen
I love this gorgeous drink, Cindy! St. Germain and me have been having a love affair this year, so I think this cocktail is perfection! Cheers to the New Year!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough
Your NYE sounds absolutely perfect to me, as I’ll be doing pretty much the same. Also, these cocktails are so much yes (plus the photos, !!!).
Happy New Year, friend. xo
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
Happy new year, Cindy!!! I can’t believe Casper is so big now either! We celebrated NYE with a curry dinner and hopped right into bed at 11:30pm, hah! I feel old. Anyway, cheers to an awesome 2016! LOVE how this drink looks!
Amy @ Foodrecipe.org
Thanks For Your Germain Cassis Gin Soda Recipe 😀 . i have try your recipe, and good job. Five star for this.
Hats off to a well balanced and delicious cocktail.