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Jun 23, 2009



Yum! Can't wait to try it - and why do I want to try it? Because, one of the names I have picked out for my future child is Darby. Thanks for posting and I'm looking forward to taking the course at CulinAerie which is very close to my home.


That's fantastic, Hedda. I hope you enjoy the drink and the class.


quick question about the Elderflower cordial. Is it the liqueur (like St. Germain) or the non-alcoholic concoction from a brand like belvoir? can't wait to try this.


Good question, PFM. St. Germain was the brand I used for this recipe, but any brand of elderflower liqueur is fine. The real variable is the gin. Because there are a few sweet components in the cocktail, a drier gin works best (Beefeater, Bombay Dry or Old Raj Dry). So steer clear of sweeter products like Old Tom, and the herbal gins, like Tanqueray, Rogue, or G'Vine. The middle of the road gins like Hendrick's, Plymouth and Junipero would also work just fine.


Interesting, this drink is not in my 1001 drinks book but will definately have to try it.

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