St Germaine Cocktail – best served with the 20’s music, best consumed in a flapper dress

 

Back to Governor’s island again. This time for some St. Germain cocktails.

There’s one more summer tradition on Governor’s Island that combines style, relaxation, and fun – the Jazz Age Lawn Picnic Party. A cute band plays swing, and New Yorkers – from young to old, from girl parties to families, dressed in their best interpretation of “Jazz Age” sit around, munch on their picnic food, and drink St. Germain cocktails.

The St Germain cocktail is an amazing summer drink, perfect for brunch, picnics, or apéro’s. The way you prepare the cocktail is:

Fill glass with ice. Add 2 parts Brut Champagne first, then 1.5 parts St-Germain, then 2 parts Club Soda ( I like Perrier with it).  Stir.  Garnish with a lemon twist, making sure to squeeze essential oils into the glass. These oils are essential (sorry for the pun) – so make sure to add them.

Here’s some more information about St. Germain http://www.stgermain.fr

Here is some more information on the Governor’s Island calendar: http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/calendar.shtml

And the link to Michael Arenella’s Dreamland Orchestra: http://www.dreamlandorchestra.com/calendar.php

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