1/2 oz Avèze Gentian Liqueur
1/2 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 oz Lime Juice
Shake with ice, strain into a rocks glass with 1 1/2 oz Q Tonic water, fill with ice, garnish with a lime wedge, and add straws.
Two Mondays ago, Andrea and I ventured down to the South End to have dinner at Estragon. For a first libation, I selected a Genever drink that was lightened with tonic water from bartender Sahil Mehta's drink notebook; moreover, it had the combination of gentian and elderflower liqueurs that worked so well in his The Root and the Flower. With the Dutch spirit, earthy bulb-like flavors, and floral notes, I began to think of the Tulipomania that was sweeping the Netherlands in the 17th century and dubbed this one the Tulip Thief.