St. Germain is our sweet element and is a liqueur that is made from fresh wild elderflowers that are picked in the wild. It has a honeysuckle like flavor with hints of peach, orange, grapefruit and pear.
For my sparkling wine I chose Il Follo Extra Dry Prosecco. Feel free to use any sparkling you can get your hands on, just be sure to choose something dry. I like prosecco and cava for cocktails because there are some really high quality options without breaking the bank.
Aromatic bitters help to balance all of the flavors and bring the cocktail together. For this cocktail I'm using Wilks & Wilson Orange Bitters.
It really doesn't get much easier for this one! Pour 1 ounce of St. Germain in a champagne flute add a couple of dashes of orange bitters and top with sparkling wine. Give it a stir or two with a spoon and garnish with the peel of an Orange.
SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER: Purveyors of Fine Elixirs, Wilks & Wilson
Zachari Wilks has been a familiar face behind bars for a little over 15 years. He has pioneered the craft cocktail scene in Indianapolis and acted as catalyst to the growing mixology culture now found within the city. Zach's appreciation for the art of a well-balanced cocktail and his ability to put a creative spin on old classics has earned him much recognition countrywide.
As founder and former owner of the Ball and Biscuit, Zach was named top 12 bars in the nation in 2012 by Esquire magazine. You can find his Wilks and Wilson line of organic syrups on most bars throughout the city.