Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Jun 21, 2012

Elder Fashioned

I love my Old Fashioneds and they're still my favorite cocktail.  There are so many tiny variations that you can make to always keep this libation fun and fresh.  I had made some lemon bitters and was itching to use them in an Old Fashioned.  The slightly sweet, floral flavor of St. Germain pairs nicely with the lemon and is a perfect way to update this drink for the summer.

Elder Fashioned
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz St. Germain
  • 4 dashes lemon bitters
  • Lemon peel or twist
- In a glass, add 1 large ice cube and pour in the bourbon and St. Germain.
- Add the lemon bitters and stir, stir, stir.
- Garnish with a lemon peel or twist.