Saturday, June 11, 2011

Weekend Brunch: Brunch Beverages (of the Adult Variety)

Ahhh the day-time cocktail...just another one of the many reasons we love brunch. While it's hard to go wrong when it comes to brunch + cocktails, we are partial to a somewhat obscure beverage known as the 'St. Germain Kir Royale'.

St. Germain is elderflower liquor - what is elderflower you ask? We have absolutely no idea. We went to the St. Germain website for a little insight into the exact description of this so-called 'elderflower' and here is what they had to say...

"Neither passionfruit nor pear, grapefruit nor lemon, the sublime taste of St-Germain hints at each of these and yet none of them exactly. It is a flavor as subtle and delicate as it is captivating. A little like asking a hummingbird to describe the flavor of its favorite nectar. Très curieux indeed, n'est-ce pas?"

Which leads us right back to where we started...absolutely no idea. ;) And while we have no idea how the hummingbird fits in, we are indeed captivated. For those of you that enjoy cocktails with cucumber or lychee this could be a great new drink for you! Next time you're in the mood for something on the sparkly side, we highly recommend this delicious little beverage.

St. Germain Kir Royale
Add 1 tablespoon St-Germain liqueur to a champagne flute
Top with Brut Champagne, Dry Sparkling Wine or Brut Rosé 
Garnish with 1 twist of grapefruit skin (optional)

(pic courtesy of Farmer Joe)

Emy & Po

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