When we get the chance to entertain, I love to be able to mix up a few special cocktails to serve our guests. I am no mixologist by any means, but I love to play with flavors. I’ve come across quite a few cocktail recipes with some of my favorite liqueurs such as using St Germain, Gin, Lillet Blanc and Orange Juice. But, many of them didn’t quite hit the flavors I was going for. I tinkered a little (that was the fun part), adding different juices and flavored sparkling waters until I came across a mix that reminds me of tutti-fruity flavored sucker. I personally love St Germain (It’s actually an elderflower liqueur), but for some people the strong floral flavor is a bit much, and in this drink all of the other flavors temper that a bit. This drink with the fruit juices is a little more of a punch than a cocktail, so I’ll call it the Tutti-Fruity Floral Spring Punch Cocktail. This is a nice light drink, but can creep up on you fast. Around here I’m known as 2 Gin Jen, so normally 2 in my limit before it all starts to go a little south. This is one of those cocktails I would also say is a great quarantini drink!
1 mixed pitcher serves about 4 drinks, and of course, always drink responsibly!
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To create this recipe you’ll need:
A shot glass (1.5 oz.) and 16 oz. pitcher or decanter, 1.5 oz. of Lillet Blanc, 1.5 oz. of St Germain, 1.5 oz. of Gin, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 – 12 oz. can of Cerise Limon La Croix (to be added last), 3-7 TBSP of simple syrup depending on the level of sweetness desired, and ice, pretty glasses to serve them in.
In the pitcher, pour the St Germain, Lillet Blanc, and Gin in first.
Then add your orange juice and simple syrup (to taste, if using fresh orange juice as opposed to sweetened, you may need more.). If you end up loving this drink with St Germain, Gin, Lillet Blanc and Orange Juice, try this Rosemary Raspberry Gin Fizz.
You’ll add the can of Cerise Limon La Croix at the end, just before serving. At this point, I like to give it a stir and then put it in the fridge to chill until ready to drink, so it doesn’t lose it’s fizz.
When you are ready to serve, pour the La Croix in the pitcher. Add ice to the glass, and then pour in the Tutti-Fruity Floral Cocktail.
To add color, drop a maraschino cherry in, or a little of the juice to bump up the cherry flavor. Garnish with some pretty edible flowers and Enjoy!