flapper’s delight

March 31, 2017 by Angie

This is the second cocktail recipe I’ve made from the book, How to Drink French Fluently by Drew Lazor and Camille Ralph Vidal, that I got from NetGalley. I can’t just read the cookbooks, I have to make the recipes – for delicious, boozy research purposes.

I changed it up a little because I forgot to buy limes, I do not like gin, and I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar in the simple syrup. The slightly altered recipe follows.


8-10 mint leaves
3/4 oz simple syrup
1 1/2 oz vodka (or gin, if you’re 100 years old)
1/2 oz St-Germain
3/4 oz lime or lemon juice
Club soda, to fill
Ice cubes


    1. If you don’t already have some, you can, and I would argue you should, make your own simple syrup. Boil a cup of water and add a cup of sugar unless you think that sounds like diabetes, then up your water to sugar ratio.
    2. Get a rocks glass. Put half of the mint leaves in there then pour in the simple syrup. Crush it up with a spoon so that the mint releases its mintiness into your drink.
    3. Add the vodka, St-Germain, and juice. Stir.
    4. Add the ice cubes. Pour in club soda until your glass is full.
    5. Garnish with a mint sprig.
    6. That drink looks good on you!

flapper's delight with vodka

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