Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thirsty Thursday: Summer Picnic (New Drink!)

Today's drink was inspired by a weekend at our friend's Lake Arrowhead home in California. This cocktail is very light and extremely refreshing. You can even make a larger batch for a cooler and bring it along on your next picnic.

2 ounces vanilla vodka
1 ounce St. Germain
2 ounces tonic water
1 cup strawberries
1/2 lime

Step One: Slice the strawberries and put them into a shaker. Squeeze half a lime into the strawberries and muddle together until strawberries are mashed.

Step Two: Add vodka and St. Germain into the shaker and mix.

Step Three: Strain the mixture into a lowball filled with ice. Add in tonic water.

*For larger batches simply multiply each ingredient by the number of people in your party.


  1. Great use of St Germain, such a good summer ingredient. We do a cockatil using it with Aperol and Gin at the moment, the elderflower gives drinks such a summery lift!

  2. Phil- I need to try that one myself. Are those the only two ingredients?