The Gin & Tonic Gets an Upgrade

One of my favorite drinks is a gin and tonic. It's classic, simple and delicious. I decided to get a little creative for a more summery recipe and the result was DELICIOUS. 

Upgraded Gin & Tonic
- 1.5 oz gin- 1 oz St. Germaine- Juice of 1/2 a lemon- 3 or 4 mint leaves- tonic water Muddle a few mint leaves with juice of half a lemon in a cocktail shaker. Add 1.5 oz gin and 1 oz St. Germaine. Add ice and shake. Strain into lowball glass over ice and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lemon slice.I was given this adorable little bottle of St. Germaine for Christmas. Just enough to fall in love with the glorious elderflower liqueur. It's been described as tasting floral with flavors of lychee, grapefruit and orange. I went to the store to buy a full size bottle, but at $40 for 25.5 ounces I can't really justify it... I did a quick search on replicating the flavor and discovered that Ikea sells elderflower syrup! Good ol' Ikea. Looks like I'll be heading that way soon. G+T_1G+T_2G+T_3