Macallan St-Germain Cocktail and St-Rita

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D: As discussed in the Macallan post, I wanted to reproduce the cocktail from Raise The Macallan (largely since we have a bottle of St Germain to experiment with). Steph went hunting for St Germain recipes, and got the one we’re calling mine. Largely because Steph really doesn’t like Tequila. It does turn out, as discovered previously, Silver Tequila is delicious; so I’m onboard with anything with Silver Tequila in it at this point. Get it!? St-Rita!? Like Margarita, but St. Germain! St-Rita! Haaaaa I just got that tonight.

HER DRINK:

[Macallan St-Germain Cocktail]

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz St Germain
  • 1.5oz Macallan Gold
  • Club Soda to top
  • Longexpressed lemon rind

Needed items:

  • High Ball Glass
  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Pour in the St Germain, Macallan Gold
  3. Shake to chill
  4. Fill the highball glass with ice
  5. Strain the liquid into the glass
  6. Top with Club Soda
  7. Twist the lemon rind to release some oil and drop into the glass
  8. Stir and drink

HIS DRINK:

[St-Ritta]

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts silver Tequila
  • 1 part St-Germain
  • 3/4 part freshly squeezed lime juice

Needed items:

  • Old Fashioned Glass
  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Add tequila, st-germain, and lime juice to the shaker and shake until chilled
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice
  4. Garnish with lime wedge, or as the St-Germain site puts it: Donate lime wedge to needy beer bottle of Hispanic descent. We went with that.

Verdict:

Macallan & St-Germain

S: Delicious. Soothes the sore throat when you’re sick. It’s a light drink which David doesn’t like (D: I didn’t mind it, but it is pretty light). It’s an easy way to get someone who doesn’t like scotch to try something with some scotch flavour.

D: I did like it, it’s kind of blasphemy to use Macallan, but it’s good.

St-Rita

D: I liked it a lot, it’s basically a tequila Gimlet? The St-Germain isn’t very strong but it adds a very much needed fruity note. It’s delicious. Steph hated it, likely partially because of her cold and the lime burning like heck. I thought it’s great, the St-Germain adds sweetness and a fruitiness (since it mostly tastes fruity… which is weird… because it’s flowers….). Very good, would drink again. Also St-Germain is weird, and smells like heaven. Very much not what I expected. A bottle of that is staying on the shelf. Amazing stuff, more experiments will need to happen. So delicious.