I've been really into craft cocktails and fancy drinks lately, but there is so much out there that it's hard to know where to start! I definitely want to pick up a bottle of Rhuby (Rhubarb liqueur), a bottle of Creme de Violette and some pear liqueur. I have most of the basics, and St. Germain's Elderflower Liqueur, so what other liqueurs should I get? Are there any brands that you highly recommend? What is your favorite gin? I JUST started drinking gin after years of thinking it was terrible (I had only ever tried it when it was accidentally given to me instead of vodka) but have only tried Hendricks, which is a little pricey for something that seems to be going so quickly.
What are your favorite alcoholic drinks? Bonus points for recipes!
My current favorite is something I tried at a nearby restaurant, seems to be something they came up with on their own so I played around with ratios until I could find something that seemed pretty close.
4 oz Hendricks Gin
2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3 oz Cucumber juice (peel it before you juice it!)
Mix first three ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into martini glass, top with Prosecco and garnish with thin slice of cucumber.