Category Archives: St. Germain

In honor of Vern

My friend Kate just lost her dear friend and life partner, Vern – this is him in some very fetching sunglasses.

VernKate asked me to make a drink in honor of her feline companion, and I’m more than happy to oblige. I never actually met the fellow, but he was practically a Facebook institution and certainly deserves a proper eulogy. And what better way to honor the guy than with a cocktail! I’m sure Vern would approve.

The VernThe Vern

*2 parts Pimm’s No. 1
*1 part St. Germain
*2 parts ginger beer
*1/2 part fresh squeezed lemon juice

It’s tart and tasty, just like Vern. Actually, it’s one of my favorite drinks I’ve made in a while, so I think it’s a perfect way to send Vern off. Kate – come visit us here in Savannah. I promise to make you a bunch of these.

Until next week folks. And for those of you in the Northeast, stay warm! Or just come move down here. We’ve got plenty of room.

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Snap to it!

Okay, okay. Cheesy title, I know. Forgive me. But man, this stuff is just SO good…

I realize I’ve already extolled the virtues of Art in the Age, but I had a chance to go to Philly a few weekends ago, where this glorious nectar is produced. I picked up some Snap, and well, I really can’t get enough. Just listen to the ingredients:

Blackstrap Molasses, Clove, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Rooibos Tea, Vanilla and Pure Cane Sugar

Come on! How could that not be delicious?! And the best thing is, it’s really not too sweet. Just the right amount.

Anyway, I’m going to make this short and sweet, but I just had to say that if you happen to see this in your local liquor store, for heaven’s sake, grab a bottle. Grab 2! You won’t regret it.

Here’s just one of the many delicious way in which you can enjoy it:

The Shamrock Snap

1 part Snap
1 part Jameson
2 parts Seltzer
Splash of St. Germain
Splash (or maybe a little more) of Orange Juice (this REALLY makes the drink – OJ really compliments the Snap perfectly)
Dash of Orange Bitters

That’s it! Pretty simply, and VERY delicious. Until next time…