This Sophisticated Floral Cocktail is a Staple at Vaucluse Eatery

By: Misel Saban - Oct 20, 2015
References: vauclusenyc & eater
The French Embassy floral cocktail is a tantalizing mix of unconventional flavors that was created by New York City chef Michael White at the eatery Vaucluse. The sophisticated beverage mixes classic bourbon with the sweet notes of elderflower to create a new drink that plays off of classical flavor combinations with contemporary ingredients.

The French Embassy might remind one of an old fashioned with a base made from lemon juice and two ounce of bourbon liquor. To drink is made more modern with the addition of an elderflower liqueur for added sweetness and fresh flavors, such as a bottle of St. Germain. In addition, Angostura bitters and a dash of club soda are added and served over ice. The drink is garnished with a lemon pinwheel and boasts notes of robust smokiness topped with citrus and floral.