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Friday, May 28, 2010

Drink of the Week: Summer Blush Cocktail

Get rosy-cheeked over the holiday weekend with the Summer Blush cocktail from St. Louis bartender, Matt Seiter. Silver tequila and St. Germain blend with fresh cucumber, lime juice and a splash of rose water for an incredibly light, refreshing cocktail that pairs perfectly with a patio chair on a warm, sunny day.

Summer Blush
1 1/4 oz. silver tequila
1 oz. St. Germain
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes rose water
4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
2 cucumber slices
Ice cubes
Tools: muddler, shaker, fine-mesh strainer
Glass: cocktail
Garnish: cucumber slice

Muddle cucumber slices with rose water, Peychaud’s and lime juice. Add tequila, St. Germain and ice and shake. Double-strain into a cocktail glass, rub the remaining cuke slice around the rim and place on the rim for garnish.

Matt Seiter, Sanctuaria, St. Louis