This is my sneaky but delicious Châtelaine cocktail recipe! So easy and super delicious! It is slightly sweet but perfectly blended.
A Dishes Delish First
This is a new cocktail recipe for me. I’ve heard about it but had never made it myself until today.
Why did I finally make it? Because I have a food blog and I post a cocktail recipe every single week. Hence, I’m always looking for interesting and fun cocktails. Is there a cocktail you love that you haven’t seen me blog about yet? Please let me know in a comment because I’m always interested. I love to see what my readers enjoy and imbibe.
But there is another reason why I chose to make this cocktail. . . Drumroll please.
So, the main reason I made this cocktail is because…
Well, maybe you can figure it out. (Christopher loves guessing games and sometimes it’s best to indulge him.) Here’s your clue:
Look at its name. Châtelaine. Notice anything special? Here, let me help you:
My name is embedded in the name of this cocktail! And since I’m all about me, I had to make it. Right?
By the way, that’s also why I’m calling it sneaky.
The Bitter and The Sweet
This recipe marks another first: my first foray in using St. Germain liqueur. If you haven’t had that delicious spirit yet, it is slightly sweet, fragrant and delicious.
When I let Christopher smell it, his eyes lit up. He said, and I quote, “Yum.”
That man of mine has a way with words, doesn’t he?
He wanted me to pour him some in a small glass with a cube or two of ice. But then he sipped it and enjoyed it immensely!
I asked him what he liked so much about it and he said, “How could I not like it? It’s sweet.”
Now, he didn’t get to taste my finished concoction but I will tell you right now, the combination of flavors is exquisite and delicious. St. Germain is made from elderberries and it pairs nicely with gin, which is made with juniper berries. The bitter and the sweet.
So, on to the recipe.
The ingredients of the sneaky Châtelaine cocktail and the Mixing
St Germain liquor, gin, crisp white wine and pomegranate juice (not shown).
So, I get my cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. I also grab my martini glass and add 2 ounces of wine, 1 ounce of gin, 1 ounce pomegranate juice and 1/2 ounce of St Germain liqueur.
Finally, I cap the shaker and shake it at least 20 times before I strain the sneaky Châtelaine cocktail into the martini glass.
Here’s the vertical view.
And now another view.
I chose not to use a garnish because I felt it didn’t need anything. But I bet some people would love it with a twist of lemon.
So, I hope you enjoyed this recipe because I enjoyed sipping it.
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
- 2 ounces crisp white wine like pinot Grigio or sauvignon blanc
- 1 ounce gin I used Bombay Sapphire
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce St Germain liqueur
Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes
Add wine, gin, pomegranate and St Germain liqueur
Cap shaker and shake at least 20 times
Strain the Châtelaine cocktail into the martini glass