When we lived in our Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and Tavern, a now well-established Westside restaurant was just opening its doors, Mike and I would often take an evening walk from our home around the corner to sit at the bar over a split burger and fries and reconvene on the frustrations and triumps of the day in our creative fields. This was before we had kids, so any weeknight without a work event was a clear call to at the very least go out on our own.
My signature drink on those pre-parent nights was a Prosecco on ice with a splash of St-Germain — a little sweet, a little tangy and so refreshing. Like any shared ritual involving person, place and provisions…it just became a thing. The bartender always served it in a Double Old Fashioned glass and I’ve been ordering them and serving them myself that way ever since.
So, I’m sending you into the long first weekend of summer with hopefully a lot of bonding and togetherness with those you love and a favorite simple summer cocktail and accoutrements to kick things off.
PROSECCO ON ICE WITH A SPLASH OF ST-GERMAIN
Optional Blackberry for Garnish
Pour Prosecco 3/4 to the top over ice in a Double Old Fashioned glass. Add a splash of St-Germain to your taste. Garnish with a blackberry or two for added affect. Enjoy!