The Saint G Cocktail • Recipe


MAKES 1 DRINK
Courtesy of Carmine Potenza of Mondo, New Orleans

cocktail

The Saint G cocktail has been a favorite at Chef Susan Spicer’s chic new eatery, Mondo, located in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans.

  • 1 1/2 ounces Belvedere or other super premium vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 ounce Basil Syrup (recipe follows; note: must be made a day in advance)
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germaine liqueur
  • Thin grapefruit wedge, for garnish (optional)
  • Basil leaf, for garnish (optional)

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a wedge of fresh grapefruit and/or basil leaf.

By user:Risacher (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

By user:Risacher (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Basil Syrup

MAKES 1 CUP

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup near-boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pot set over high heat.

Add sugar, stir to dissolve, and remove from heat.

Add basil leaves. Cool. Allow to steep overnight.

Strain into a glass container. Will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.

By tracy from north brookfield,Massachusetts, usa (Flickr), via Wikimedia Commons

By tracy from north brookfield,Massachusetts, usa (Flickr), via Wikimedia Commons

This recipe has been adapted and  comes to us courtesy of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine.

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