By Franky Marshall featured in How to Drink French Fluently
A three-ingredient cocktail as relevant for the home bartender as it is for the pro. The components are all French—from the gentle bitterness of Salers to the light, floral notes of St-Germain to the fizzy smack of Kronenbourg.

The ingredients

The Method

  1. Combine the St-Germain and gentian liqueur in an ice-filled stemmed glass or goblet
  2. Stir briefly
  3. Top off with lager
  4. Stir once to integrate
  5. Express the grapefruit peel, then discard
  6. Garnish with chrysanthemum blossoms