Editor's note: For our last week at Food Lush, I've asked the writers to share both a favorite post by another writer, from over the last three years, and a favorite post of their own. You'll see these posts linked to at the top of their new post for the week. Enjoy a stroll down Lush memory lane!
I was hard-pressed to choose a favorite post, but this granola from Elissa has become a staple in our house, and from me I'll link to these perfect cupcakes, because they are so delicious and I think everyone should have an easy, reliable cupcake recipe in their repertoire.
Oh, it is a poignant thing, this
writing of my last FoodLush post. I feel so fortunate to have been part
of this great group, and so grateful to Jennie for putting it together
and nurturing it for the past two years. So I figured it was only fitting
to make my last post a toast – with champagne, of course. (Could it be
anything else, with Jennie involved?)
I am a big fan of champagne cocktails. Festive, a little different, fun for a DIY bar at a party. I love a good kir royale, and my affection for a French 75 is well-known. For a FoodLush sendoff, I wanted to do a classic with a twist. And so, I give you a riff on a French 75 featuring one of my favorite liqueurs: St. Germain. Floral and subtle and with a gorgeous bottle that looks great on a bar, St. Germain is definitely worth having around. It plays particularly nicely with gin and citrus, making a French 75 a natural choice.
St. Germain 75
- 1 oz gin
- ½ oz st germain
- ½ oz fresh lemon juice
- 3 oz champagne
- lemon twist
Combine gin, St. Germain, and lemon in a glass with ice and shake well. Strain into a glass; top with champagne and garnish with a lemon peel. Raise a glass to 2 great years.