Vexin Cocktail – Gin Cocktail Recipe

Vexin Cocktail (Gin Cocktail)

Ice cold champagne must be one of the most ideal antidotes to a steamy summer afternoon. Combined with sweet elderflower, bright bursts of citrus, and the distinctive herbal notes of gin, who could resist this gin cocktail from The Village Cafe in Lafayette?

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Vexin Cocktail
Serves 1
Sweet elderflower, bright bursts of citrus, and the distinctive herbal notes of gin make this cocktail irresistible.
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  1. 1½ ounces American dry gin, such as Blue Coat
  2. ¾ ounce elderflower liqueur, such as St-Germain
  3. 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  4. 1 ounce cranberry juice
  5. 3 drops lemon or orange bitters
  6. Brut rosé Champagne
  7. Garnish: lemon twist, edible flower
  1. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine gin, elderflower liqueur, juices, and bitters. Shake vigorously, and strain into a chilled martini glass. Pour Champagne on top. Garnish with lemon twist and edible flower, if desired.
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