I spent last weekend in Duluth, Minnesota with my parents. If you follow me on Instagram, you likely saw a barrage of Lake Superior photos, pictures of the tall ships that were visiting, and a few shots of food and drinks. It was a wonderful, albeit short, getaway that gave Riley and me some quality time with my parents. My dad and Riley spent some time throwing rocks into the chilly waters of Lake Superior. Riley and my mom held hands walking up and down the board walk. We made some wonderful memories.
One of my favorite traditions from past trips to Duluth is buying smoked fish at one of the local shops. For this trip, I decided on pepper-crusted smoked salmon. It's full of flavor and goes perfectly with a luxurious triple cream cheese (from France), an aged white cheddar (from Iowa), and a $1 sleeve of saltine crackers. We enjoyed these tasty snacks with an elegant, floral cocktail: St. Germain with Prosecco. It's a lovely aperitif to serve for happy hour at home, or to mix together for a summer gathering.
There are more involved ways to make this cocktail, but I decided to keep it simple. Dry, bubbly Prosecco (or Champagne) is perked up with some elderflower liqueur and a thin slice of lemon. There is really no reason to write a recipe, but in case you need help with quantities I've put a recipe below.
Enjoy your weekend everyone! Cheers!
St. Germain Cocktail
Makes 2 cocktails
- 2 oz. St. Germain
- Prosecco or Champagne, chilled
- lemon slices
Put one ounce of St. Germain in each Champagne glass. Fill the glass with the chilled bubbly. Add a lemon slice. Serve.