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a perfect summer cocktail

Summer Rye  my version of this tasty cocktail Rather than relying only on simple syrup for sweetness, Shine uses St-Germain elderflower liqueur. This floral and fruity liqueur was so ubiquitous in the early days of the so-called Cocktail Renaissance in the mid-to-late 2000s that it was given the moniker “Bartender’s Ketchup.” However, it’s no after-thought in the Summer Rye, with its notes of white flowers evoking the breeze of a summer’s day, especially when paired with apple. The recipe from liquor.com. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 ounce rye whiskey 3/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur 1/4 ounce simple syrup 3/4 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 ounce apple juice Champagne, chilled, to top (approximately 3/4 ounce) *Cava or inexpensive is fine. DIRECTIONS Add the rye whiskey, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice and Fuji apple juice to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Double-strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Top with the champagne. Personal note:

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