will she swallow or will she not? that is a question for libra… flirt extraordinaire punctuated by a zodiacal question mark. not only will this little vixen keep you guessing, but she’ll keep herself guessing too! this drink is named in her honor and for the devil’s advocate she plays in any given argument. doesn’t matter what she believes… she’ll choose the side not taken for the sheer fairness of giving both parties a judicious hearing. yup, she really will drive ya nuts in a debate, but take solace in that she does the same to herself, 24/7. Including what to drink, and when, and where, and how, and wether to swallow or not. the one thing she won’t ask is why. another drink? libra always says, why not!
the alluring sign of libra is ruled by the planet of beauty and love, venus. like all libras, who are usually a very attractive bunch, fruits and flowers under this planet are also exceptionally enticing. pleasing to look at, to smell, to swallow. the venusian pear and elderflower in this cocktail makes it quite intoxicating.
2 oz sake
1 oz freshly extracted pear nectar*
3/4 oz elderflower syrup*
1/4 fresh squeezed lemon
* (if pears are overly soft, a puree will work)
as soon as you juice the pears, add the lemon juice to preserve color as it will go brown very quickly. stir the pear juice, lemon, sake and elderflower syrup very well and pour into chilled cocktail glass. garnish with a kiss.
(recipe created by gwen sutherland kaiser)
i found making this to be a very VERY labor intensive proposition. and buggy as hell. seems not just libra’s like elderflower, but every damn bug in the insect kingdom too!
shake “ripe” flowers off bush into container. the ones that aren’t ready to fall will stay on bush. after you finish plucking out the critters, go to any one of the ELDERFLOWER SYRUP recipes below:
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