Saint Chenin – A Wine Cocktail That Tastes Like Gin & Tonic

St. Chenin Wine Cocktail

St. Chenin Wine Cocktail

This is a custom made cocktail. While visiting bars in Napa and San Francisco we have seen many different drinks. Along the way we have made a list of some that we’ve liked and have taken some advice from bartenders. We have always loved Gin in cocktails so for our drink we definitely wanted to incorporate it as part of a wine cocktail.

Background

In trying to see which wine would best match with the taste of gin, we experimented with several, and Chenin Blanc ended up tasting the best. We had some St. Germain around so we added some of that to the mix and ended up to be a great refreshing drink. We loved the acid that lime and lemon bring to drinks so we added both to the mix to create some balance. Added a lemon twist to bring it all together! And thats how you make a St. Chenin. Enjoy!

Saint Germain liqueur is made from the elderflower, a small, white starry flower that blooms on the hillsides of the French Alps during a short four- to-six-week period in spring. Saint Germain liqueur bottles the taste of the these special and rare flowers.

Ingredients for One Serving:

– 4 ounces Chenin Blanc

– 1 1/2 ounce Gin (Hendrick’s)

– 1 1/2 ounce St. Germain

– 1/2 ounce Lime and Lemon Juice

– Garnished with a Lemon Twist

Recipe

Pour the Gin into the cocktail shaker with ice. Then add the St. Germain and the Lime and Lemon juice to the shaker. Stir. Then add the Chenin Blanc to the shaker and start shaking the cocktail. Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with a Lemon Twist.

Video: Making a St. Chenin Wine Cocktail

Contributed by P. F. Hollbrook and J.  Mangual 

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