The Left Bank Cocktail

Today’s cocktail is inspired by a bit of Sauvignon Blanc that got pushed to the back of my refrigerator becoming a bit long in the tooth. I decide to search out a recipe to utilize my wine left-overs instead of pouring them down the drain (such a crime). I came across a recipe for the Left Bank, a Gin Martini of sorts that employs the use of my tired Sauvignon Blanc in place of Dry Vermouth and accented with a hint of St-Germain Elderflower liqueur. It is simple to make and even easier to drink. We like the drink a bit drier so only used ½ ounce of St Germain, but if you tend towards a sweeter style, adjust the recipe to a full ounce. Cheers!

The Left Bank

In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice add:

  • 1 ½ Ounces of your Favorite Gin
  • 1 Ounce Left-Over Sauvignon Blanc
  • ½ -1 Ounce St Germain Elderflower Liqueur (to taste)

Shake Until Painfully Cold, Strain into a Chilled Martini Saucer.  Garnish with a Twist of Lime.