Saturday Night’s Alright

For some reason, since trying the cocktails at the bartender’s competition, I’ve had an idea to try a cocktail which combined strawberries and the St. Germain Elderflower liqueur.

After a couple tries, we thought this one pretty good. It’s basically a riff on a classic cocktail called the “Bloodhound”. Haven’t thought of a name yet. “Bloodflower”? “Flowerhound”? I hate thinking up names.

1 1/2 oz Bombay Gin
1/2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
dash fresh lemon juice
2 medium strawberries

Muddle strawberries in mixing tin with other ingredients. Add ice, shake well, and strain into cocktail glass.

The rest of the dinner was not particularly vegetarian friendly…

Roasted Red and Poblano peppers marinated in sherry vinegar, olive oil and herbs.

Tomatoes (from our community garden) and basil in a vinaigrette.

Niman Ranch Cowboy Steaks (Bone in Ribeye) with a brown sugar, pimenton de la vera, and porcini mushroom “rub” (based on a recipe from the Babbo Cookbook).

Steaks after some time on the grill over searing hot lump mesquite charcoal.

We got some rather nice butter lettuce at the farmers’ market this AM, and tossed it with the marinated tomatoes.

Mmmm… Steak.

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