I’m not one for a mixed drink. I have a few issues with them, mostly the alcohol content tends to be high and I’m a lightweight when it comes to drinking. I like my wine and know how much I can have without issue. Mixed drinks can sneak up on you, especially if made really well.
So Bob and I went out to dinner in St. Pete the other weekend just to get out. We needed something a bit different and that worked. While out at dinner, Bob had a drink that was surprisingly good. So good we decided we needed to figure out how to make it at home. We didn’t have any of the liqueurs at home, so the next time we went out looking for beer for Bob, we picked up the three that we needed. I’m a big fan of St. Germain, so this was not the hardest decision to make.
The question became – the ratios. Exactly how much of each should we use. I decided to try a basic 2-1-1 as a starter and surprisingly it worked.
So – our at home Menage a Trois or a French Twist as I like to call it.
- 2 tablespoons orange vodka
- 1 tablespoon St. Germain (or other elderflower liquor)
- 1 tablespoon Chartreuse (green is what our store had, and it gave it the correct color, so I would not necessarily look for the white)
Pour ice into a shaker and add the three liquors. Shake really well and strain into a small glass over new ice. Sip and enjoy.
This is a sipping drink and not one that can be quickly consumed. I didn’t end up finishing mine as it was a little strong, but it is a nice change for a warm afternoon.