This is a strong, refreshing cocktail that has been going around mixology circles in various forms, not always with Grand Marnier though. The combination of Pisco and elderflower balances really well. I like adding the Grand Marnier because it adds a bit of smoothness. Plus, everything tastes better with Grand Marnier.
-1 ounce Pisco
-1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
-1/2 ounce St. Germain’s Elderflower Liquor/Elderflower extract (they sell it at IKEA by the way)
-Squirt of Lime Juice
Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour in a martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
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