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Elderflower Fizz

Author: Chef Allan Schanbacher
Issue: December, 2008, Page 212
Makes 1 cocktail

½ ounce organic or premium vodka
½ ounce elderflower liqueur such as St. Germain (available at liquor stores)
1 ounce fresh lemon sour (made by combining 2 parts fresh lemon juice with 1 part simple syrup)
¼ ounce agave nectar or simple syrup
Champagne or sparkling wine (enough to fill the glass)
Sprig of fresh thyme (about 4 inches long)
Photo by Werner Segarra
In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, combine first 4 ingredients. Add enough ice to chill mixture and shake vigorously. Strain into a champagne flute and top with champagne or sparkling wine. With a bar spoon or an iced tea spoon, gently pull the mixture up through the champagne to combine. Gently spank thyme sprig between your hands to release the flavor. Place sprig in glass as a garnish.

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