It's been a while. No good reason. Most likely, no one even checks for updates here anymore. That's OK. It's understandable.
I've gotten into cocktails since my last post. In a big (read unhealthy [?]) way.
One ingredient I've really been digging is St. Germain. Not heard of it? Again, understandable. It's fairly new to our Portland, OR market. It's a liqueur made from the elderflower, a blossom of the Elder tree. If you buy into their story (and I'm not sure I entirely do), the blossoms are hand harvested (during a several day window in spring) in the French Alps and delivered, by bicycle no less, to the distillery.
My belle like St. Germain too. I've mixed it into a drink that she likes. Originally it was an impromptu vodka collins...
sort of via Ben Reed's The Art of the CocktailI've been trying to refine that into an actual recipe, but I can't seem to recreate the magic (although I've enjoyed the experimentation).
Unfortunately, meyer lemon season is nearly over, and the quest for the perfect "Lady Panther" (the name I am giving the as-of-yet unperfected drink) will have to wait until next year.
Congratulations, Lady Panther, you have won this round. But I will be back.