St. Germain Shandy & Traditional Elderfashioned

#ThirstyThursdays

D: Steph held off on the drugs to help me out with the drinks, so we’ll be doing 2 this week. We’re on a mission to work through a bottle of St. Germain because uhhh I had a little accident getting the Vermouth off the shelf. RIP Kahlua. RIP St. Germain cap. So we’re powering through St. Germain recipes, which likely isn’t the worst thing, since it’s delicious. Steph loves Shandy (and I do like it myself) so she is trying a Shandy with St. Germain in it. I’m going with an Elderfashioned, since Old Fashioned is delicious, and it should be an interesting test.

His Drink

[Traditional Elderfashioned]

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Bourbon or Straight Rye
  • 1/2 part St-Germain
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • orange twist for garnish

Directions:

  1. Stir Bourbon, St-Germain, and bitters in an Old Fashioned glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Garnish
  4. Enjoy

Her Drink

[St-Germain Shandy]

Ingredients:

  • 5 parts pilsner
  • 1.5 parts St-Germain
  • 2 Lemon Wedges

Directions:

  1. Half-fill a pint glas with ice
  2. Add pilsner and St-Germain and stir
  3. Squeeze in the lemon wedges and submerge them
  4. Enjoy

Verdict:

D: My favourite Old Fashioned variation, especially with how trivial it is to make. No muddling a sugar cube, no simple syrup, just mixing some ingredients. I’ll take it 9 times out of 10 over a standard Old Fashioned. Delicious and the St-Germain makes it so that you could knock them out for people over for a party or whatever. Delicious and efficient!