I don't know who this Sexy Sadie chick is, but she must enjoy a good cocktail...because this one doesn't disappoint.  I would be proud to have my name stamped on it and I'm wondering if I should re-dub this the Sexy Martha?   A few weeks ago I had a Sexy Sadie at the
Merc Bar in Soho.  Today I finally got the ingredients I needed to try and recreate this delectable beverage. I'm not sure if I got the proportions exactly the same as the Merc, but this is the way I thought it tasted best.  Shake one up and give it a pour!  

Cheers! XO Martha 


You'll need:
2 oz. Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
1 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz. pear nectar 
Up to 1 oz. blackcurrant liqueur

First off the Merc Bar's recipe used Mathilde Blackcurrant Liqueur, but I could only find Creme de Cassis...which is also a blackcurrant liqueur.  I also used pear nectar instead of a home made pear puree.

Start by filling a shaker with ice.  Add the pear vodka, elderflower liqueur and pear nectar.  Shake vigorously, then strain 
into a martini glass.  Gently pour in the blackcurrant, which will sink to the 
bottom of the glass.  Do not put the blackcurrant in first and pour the 
rest on top...it will make the drink a muddled cloudy purply-red drink.  Just as delicious, but not nearly as pretty.  

Martha's St. Rita

Pinterest and the Communal Pantry's Pinterest boards in particular, are HOT!  So we've decided to take our favorite pics and recipes and see if they taste as good as they look on the computer.  I (naturally) had to try a cocktail and this one combined my love of the Margarita and St. Germain...
it is divine, although I thought the recipe needed a tiny bit of tweaking for my tastebuds to be completely happy.

Follow the St. Germain recipe, but bulk up the St Germain to 1.25-1.5 parts and add at least 1 part lime juice.

XO Martha

click picture to link to the St Germain website