The creator of this drink is Eric Alperin, co-owner of L.A.’s The Varnish, who crafted it for the St. Germaine company in 2008. It debuted at Tales of the Cocktail, which is entirely appropriate as it is the premier cocktail festival in the world.
Think of this as an elderflower martini with a touch of NOLA bitters. Everything works well here, like a bouquet in a glass. I especially like the bitters, as they add both color and a touch of spice. Great work Eric!
0.5oz dry vermouth
0.5oz elderflower liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.