Say cheers to the new year with an Elderflower French 75! It’s a floral take on the classic champagne cocktail with lemon, gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
New Year’s Eve is tomorrow! Man oh man. What a year.
It’s certainly been… a year. Good, bad, easy, trying, happy, sad — I experienced all of it this year. This piece from NPR aptly sums up my thoughts on whether 2016 was ‘the worst’ or not so bad.
I’ll be sharing a 2016 recap this weekend, but first I wanted to share one more recipe for you to make before midnight tomorrow. This one’s a drink you should most definitely toast your BFFs with.
Speaking of besties, one amazing thing that happened to me this year was discovering my tribe. My friends and fellow food bloggers Erin, Madison, Meghan and I have known each other for a while, and this year we formed a sort-of accountability group.
They’re my go-tos for blogging questions, writing help, photography tips. We help each other by giving advice, sharing knowledge, encouraging one another. Even though we live in four time zones, we sometimes virtually ‘work’ together to keep each other accountable for our ever-growing to-do lists.
These ladies most definitely got me through 2016. I’m so, so grateful for their friendship, and I look forward to another year of late night group texts.
I’ll definitely be toasting these three gals from afar on New Year’s Eve with an Elderflower French 75. It’s so floral and fragrant, sparkly and smooth.
A French 75 is a classic cocktail that’s made a comeback in recent years. Gin, champagne and lemon come together in a bubbly, fragrant drink.
But the Elderflower French 75 takes it to a new level with the addition of St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Elderflowers have a soft sweetness to them, and it really brightens the sometimes sharp flavors of gin and champagne.
This NYE cocktail is fantastic and you definitely need to make a round of them for your New Year’s party! (Or at the very least brunch with your girlfriends next month.)
If this cocktail’s not for you, I’ve got more ideas! Today Erin, Madison, Meghan and I are all sharing cocktails worth toasting with your besties. Check out their drink recipes below!
To them and to you, I say: In 2017, cheers to your good health, wealth, love, luck and happiness. *clink*
Happy New Year! // susannah
Three New Years’ cocktails you need to try:
- Raspberry Mint Sparklers by Cake ‘n Knife
- Irish Coffee with Hazelnut Whipped Cream by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
- Skinny Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis by The Speckled Palate
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Say cheers to the new year with an Elderflower French 75! It's a floral take on the classic champagne cocktail with lemon, gin and St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
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- Add gin, elderflower liqueur and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into champagne glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.