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The Art Of The Cocktails

As an Event Planner and Trendsetter I am always on the look out for exciting new things to bring to my clients.

Way back in the early 1990s, martinis were either vodka or gin, plain and simple. Then most likely, a bored but very creative bartender invented the ultra-popular appletini which raised the bar on this cocktail – no pun intended! Everyone scrambled to create their own signature martinis. Entire menus and even parties devoted to martinis followed, with ingredients so far removed from the original recipe that some people now use “martini” to mean “anything served in a martini glass.”

Well, this week at an upscale party, I was introduced to the Elderflower Gimlet. It was a vision served in a chilled martini glass and it was love at first sip! Chilled to perfection with a slight floral top-note this cocktails was more refreshing than a cool summer breeze on a hot summer night.

The traditional gimlet calls for gin and Rose’s Lime Juice, but now it is being served with everything from cucumbers to cardamom.

The cocktail’s name “Gimlet”originated from the tool called a gimlet that was used to open the casks of lime juice, or from a ship’s surgeon named Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette, depending on which story you believe.

To make the perfect Elderflower Gimlet you will need:

  • 1.5 parts Vodka or Gin
  • .5 part St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • .5 part Fresh lime juice
  • Shaken over crushed ice
  • Strained into a well chilled martini glass and served with a lime twist

So let the Elderflower Gimlet parties begin…

Cheers

And remember “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass , it’s about learning to dance in the rain”