Without fail, every Friday, I walk in the door and look forward to the weekend. Something that helps jump start that? A little drink. But only 1. Really after this is made, its all anyone really needs. Sometimes, if the boyfrind is home he has it waiting for me. Yep, every woman’s
I definitely like to drink, but I try to be responsible because apparently adults do that. I really don’t raid the liquor shelf until 5:00 rolls around. I gravitate towards the simple things, and you can’t get much simpler than a G & T. Winter, spring, summer, fall, no matter the season I love the Friday drink; it kind of signifies the start of the weekend and a few days rest from a monotonous job. Although I do switch it up a little.
A few years ago I discovered Elderflower Liquor. This has completely warped my ideas of the word cocktail. I will choose most any cocktail with the addition of this, especially gin. A little prosecco too? We are so in business. Now my perfect Gin & Tonic includes just a touch and it makes me so happy. Elderflower is slightly sweet, combining essence of honey, flowers, and a baby hint of citrus. Basically a citrus honey flower G &T. I know. It’s brilliant.
My Friday friends
So are you ready to welcome 5:00 on a Friday? Does your job stress you out or frustrate you and a light, refreshing drink is needed to get you ready for the weekend? This is the one. I promise. It works wonders. It’s also awesome if you are awesome and like amazing things. I have converted more than my fair share of G&T friends to this version. Please say you will be next.
Gin & Tonic
- 2 oz. gin (I prefer Henricks, but any 2nd tier works too)
- Tonic water
- Splash of St. Germaine Elderflower Liquor
- Lime, for garnish
- Fill glass (highball or old fashioned, sometimes I use a mason jar if I’m feeling frisky) with ice about 3/4 full
- Add gin
- Add tonic water
- Add elderflower and lime.
- Prep for the weekend!