I was given a review copy of Rachael Ray’s new book My Year in Meals. It is an inside look at what Rachael and her husband cook in their home every night. I am amazed at how Rachael spends her entire day cooking and comes home to to cook dinner almost every single night. You would think that she would order in or eat out every night. I know that some days I feel like that, I spend so much time in the kitchen that I feel like I couldn’t cook another thing. Rachael documented what she cooked for her friends and family over the course of one year. The photos are taken by her and her husband and it is a really fun look into her life.
When you flip the book over, her husband shares a year’s worth of cocktails. I always have half bottles and mini bottles of random things in the liquor cabinet. Not that I am a booze hound or anything, but I do cook with a lot of alcohol. I love how many different kinds of drinks there are in this book. I happen to have some St-Germain mini bottles that I picked up last time I was in the store and this cocktail seemed like the person excuse to break it open.
4 or 5 mint leaves
2 ounces gin
1 1/2 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur
juice of half a lemon
3 dashes of bitters
Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.