December 22nd, 2008

Snow & elderflower

St. Germain Sno-Cones

Friday night, Central Square, the first blizzard of the winter season. I’ve just finished having cocktails at Cambridge’s solid new bistro Craigie on Main with a few of the ladies of LUPEC Boston — Pink Lady, Fancy Brandy (our shutterbug) and Saucy Sureau — and we’re about to snow-boot it over to Green Street to grab a nightcap with those young bucks behind the stick, Andy and Bice.

Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli with St. Germain Sno-Cone

But wait … Saucy, who reminds me of a girl in a Northern Renaissance painting, has an idea. The snow piling up on the sidewalk is so fluffy and fresh … it’s actually edible. And, seeing that Saucy peddles St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur for a living and always has a supply on hand, along with some little plastic tasting cups … well, how ’bout a St. Germain Sno-Cone, girls? We make one extra and offer it to the bartender who has been concocting little gems for us all evening, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. It’s delicious. Saucy announces, “I’m entering this in a cocktail contest.” “You win!” we say, and throw the unspiked slush in the bottom of our cups back into the snowbank.

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7 Responses to “Snow & elderflower”

  1. MC Slim JB

    I’ve been impressed by the work at the bar at Craigie on Main, and especially their house-made re-creation of Antica Formula: it made for a terrific Martinez cocktail.

    I can see the Saucy connection in that painting, but also: does that work of art represent the first historical appearance of a cocktail shaker?

  2. ljclark

    Good god, man — I didn’t even notice the resemblance between Mary’s jar of ointment and a cocktail shaker. Holy revelation.

  3. MC Slim JB

    Mary Magdalene was a well-known good-time gal, after all. It kinda looks like a vintage Chase cocktail shaker in my collection.

  4. pinky g

    Now that’s some tasty-sounding yellow snow if there ever was any.

  5. Pink Lady

    St-Germain snow cones, the perfect winter cocktail!

  6. ljclark

    Pinky – wish you’d been there. Pink Lady – without a doubt.

  7. Anne @ Pink Galoshes

    What an amazing combination. The fresh and floral flavors of the Elderflower definitely pairs well the the icy coolness of snow. FUN!

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