Certain flavors recall certain times of the year. For us, nothing says late summer more than the flavors of botanical gin, vibrant lemon, refreshing cucumber, and a slight spice of ginger. And with the Fleur des Lis cocktail – well, you can taste them all in a single sip.
This delicious cocktail is a favorite at our Carousel Bar & Lounge. Created right at the bar by our own bartender Parker Davis in 2007, this libation is a perennial favorite… but we think it’s especially suited to summer. In fact, our recipe below allows you to serve it in a pitcher for easy refilling – simply scale down the amounts if you’d prefer a single-serve recipe.
Fleur des Lis Cocktail Recipe
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Germain elderflower liqueur
- Fresh lemon juice
- Ginger ale
- Club soda
Add 3/4 cup gin and 3/4 cup St. Germain to a large pitcher, followed by the juice of about two lemons. Add about 6 to 8 ounces of ginger ale and top with club soda. Stir gently and add ice. To serve, fill a glass with plenty of ice and garnish with a cucumber. Enjoy!
Can’t be bothered to make our at-home variation yourself?
We feel ya. Stop in at the Carousel Bar any day of the week to try the Fleur des Lis, the Vieux Carre, a Miel Blanco, a classic Sazerac, or any other of our handcrafted cocktails.