This summer, I found what will likely be for all time the best thrifted find: my bar cart. My well loved and well taken care of bar cart was $5 at a rural, parish rummage sale. Heavily stocked with a wide variety of spirits, it's the perfect setting for learning how to mix up cocktails and serving them to friends.
This past spring, at Merchant, I discovered the Loretto Flower. Sweet and citrusy, it will brighten up winter days and give you a good reason to add a bottle of St. Germain to your bar cart.
The Loretto Flower - A Cocktail Served Up
1/2 Lemon, Juiced
0.5 oz. Aperol
1.5 oz. St. Germain
2 oz. Bourbon
Shake with plenty of ice. Pour into two cocktail glasses.
To turn the Loretto Flower into a spritzer, fill two glasses with ice. Split contents of the shaker in half between the glasses. Fill with soda water or ginger beer.