While travelling in Western Europe, our very own Jean Collins spent some time on the finer point of bartending at the European Bartending School. Certain she wasn’t the only girl who enjoyed a flavourful libation, she developed the Jean Collins inspired by her time abroad and for the gin lover in all of us!
Jean loves France, southern France to be more specific, she spent nearly a month there in March, 2014 during her year of adventures through 14 countries across 5 continents. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the intense commitment of the French to tradition and to doing things correctly are influences Jean has brought back with her.
The sweet, floral taste of St-Germain elderflower liqueur
brings a bit of France to our flagship cocktail, the Jean Collins. Wanting something simple and easy to make, yet flavourful and unique, this is Jean’s favourite cocktail.
The Jean Collins
1 oz gin
1 oz St-Germain liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add gin, St-Germain liquer and fresh lemon juice. Top with soda water and garnish with lemon wheel or carcus of squeezed lemon.
These go down far too easily. Please enjoy them responsibly!