Long Live the Queen

Recipe Description

My first favorite restaurant in Atlanta and one of the first places I could count on for delicious craft cocktails was Ecco in Midtown and this was their best and most acclaimed drink. It’s still one of my favorites and really hits the spot when you’re in the mood for something bright and refreshing before dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1.75 ounces Hendrick's Gin
    or similar
  • 0.5 ounce St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.75 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 0.25 ounce simple syrup
    demerara syrup may work even better (that's simple syrup made with raw sugar)
  • 2 dashes peach bitters
    generous dashes!
  • 4 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 twist lemon
    for garnish

Preparation

Put a coupe or sour glass in the freezer. Combine all ingredients except the twist in a shaker with ice. Shake well (you will be grinding up those mint leaves!)

Service

Remove glass from freezer, strain cocktail into glass, garnish with twist & wake up to the bright refreshing color and flavors this delicious cocktail has to offer!

 

 

 

 

The glass I used for this was the handmade LSA International Gin Sour Coupe, courtesy of my friend JD at Port O Call Gifts.

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