My Exquisite French Martini, Macaron Garnish
St-Germain Liqueur is created in the artisanal French manner from freshly hand-picked elderflower blossoms. Its sublime taste hints at pear, peach and grapefruit, yet none of them exactly. It is a flavor as subtle and delicate as it is captivating. Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry is made of fine wines and botanicals found in the Alpine meadows above Chambéry. Together they impart a fresh and elegant nose, with a subtle and complex palate. Each batch of Grey Goose Vodka begins with soft winter wheat grown on farms of Northern France, using the same wheat used in the finest French breads and pastries. After the wheat grain is fermented and distilled into a high-proof spirit, it travels south to the Cognac arrondissement where it is blended with the remarkably pristine water found there. The result is a vodka with an elegant floral and citrusy nose, and a soft smooth palate with a hint of almond, and a fresh bright finish.
Now, I ask you – with these three fine French ingredients, is there any way to improve upon this cocktail? Yes, I can think of one…Garnish it with a fabulous French macaron! Exquisite, indeed.
- Grey Goose Vodka
- St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry
- Macarons, Assorted Flavors
Exquisite French Martini Recipe:
1 1/2 oz. Grey Goose Vodka
1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. Dolin Vermouth de Chambéry, Dry
Combine ingredients in a martini shaker with ice. Stir until very well chilled. Strain into a martini glass.
(Can you spot the goose in the glass?)
Guests can nibble on the macaron as they sip their martini…
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