Amanda’s California Cocktail – Belcampo Meat Co

Amanda’s California Cocktail

Ingredients

SERVES 1

1 1⁄2 oz [45 ml] high-quality vodka, such as Blue Ice, Tito’s, or Grey Goose

1⁄2 oz [15 ml] St-Germain liqueur

1 slice of grapefruit plus 1 Tbsp fresh grapefruit juice

Soda water

1 sprig rosemary

Tips

If you prefer to serve this up, it would be delicious shaken and served in a martini glass without the added soda water or garnishes.

Reprinted from The Vibrant Life with permission by Chronicle Books, 2019 – To buy her book on Amazon click here

I am obsessed with St-Germain, the elderflower liqueur that takes everything from basic to delightful in one sip. It pairs so nicely with floral gins and vodkas. I love to use it when friends tell me they only like vodka, but want something a little different. A splash of this in your vodka cocktail along with some citrus feels like what the rest of the world imagines life to be like in California—light, sunny, and happy!

Combine the vodka, St. Germain, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass that has ice cubes in it. Add the slice of grapefruit so it’s sitting vertically in the glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a rosemary sprig. Serve.

Tips

If you prefer to serve this up, it would be delicious shaken and served in a martini glass without the added soda water or garnishes.