Tonight’s cocktail is an elderflower liqueur and sparkling wine treat.
My favorite thing about this drink is the soft, floral sweetness of the elderflower liqueur. Thank you, St. Germain, for relieving me of the need to harvest my own elderflower heads in the spring.
My husband does, in fact, have at least one elderberry bush in our yard. His only interest in gardening is the production of edible berries! I’ll be honest and admit that I’m not sure that, if I harvest its flowers, it will still produce his berries.
If I write about divorce come late summer, this may be the instigator.
A very near second is the simplicity of throwing in a few berries—I’ve used both blueberries (tonight) and cranberries (a Christmas party)—which result in a fancy looking beverage with a minuscule amount of effort.
I’m a big fan of zero effort.
I’m using dry cava because I traveled to Spain recently. Specifically, we visited El Pla del Penedès, and that’s where the best cava is born if my host is to be believed. And my experience suggests that she should be believed!
All of my best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2018 to everyone reading.
4 thoughts on “Goodnight 2017; welcome 2018”
Hope you and your family have a truly excellent 2018 and beyond… with as little effort as possible.
To you and yours, as well! May your nibs never scratch and your ink flow smoothly onto the page. Except if a cat is knocking over a bottle. In that case, I wish you a year of stoppers that hold firm. 🙂
Happy New Years to you willo! Thanks for introducing us to the wine. Cheers!
The elderflower is very soft and delicate: perfect to usher in a sweet new year! All my best to you for 2018, Yibo Wang. 🙂