It’s a nice calm easy Independence Day weekend at The Aerie this year. In addition to our national holiday, the weekend is always one of the biggest for tennis fans – this is the weekend of the Wimbledon finals.
So, to honor, I’m sorry, honour our nation's forefathers and tennis heroes alike, we made a very good cocktail from the latest issue of Imbibe Magazine.
The English Afterthought
3 oz gin
¾ oz St Germain liquor*
1-tablespoon fresh blueberries
1-tablespoon finely chopped ginger
In a Collins glass or large tumbler, muddle the blueberries and ginger. Fill the glass with ice and add gin and St. Germain. Stir and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a skewer of blueberries.
This drink is very tasty and effervescent – perfect for a relaxing summer afternoon. The mix of the tart blueberries, sharp ginger, sweet liquor and aromatic gin make for a great drink.
* St Germain is an elderflower liquor that has a very light, sweet honey-ish-but-not-quite taste. It rocks. In a pinch, you could probably substitute Drambuie, but I’d use less, I think.
** Ginger beer is a carbonated ginger soda that has a more intense ginger flavor than ginger ale.