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Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Yellow Bicycle

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
This drink caught my eye because it uses elderflower-flavored liqueur, which my pal Nouf introduced me to a few weeks ago, in the ginger cooler she made. It was love at first sip. This drink is totally different because it is also flavored with Chartreuse which is a sweet French liquor flavored with 130 herbs and colored with saffron. Once again ... health food!

Ice for shaker
1/2 ounce St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
1/2 ounce yellow Chartreuse
4 ounces prosecco or cava
Lemon zest

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add St. Germaine and Chartreuse and stir until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and then top with prosecco or cava. Garnish with lemon zest.