A Friday afternoon on April Fool’s Day seems like a good time to return to my earlier plan to write about liquor as the Data Driven Drinker. So I give you the elderflower vanilla fizz, or the Madonna. This cocktail uses local Vermont ingredients from St Johnsbury and Warren.
The elderflower rum gives a light semisweet flavor up front that compares favorably to a liqueur (e.g. St Germain) . The vanilla rum balances it out and shows on the finish. Vary the amount of ice and club soda according to taste.
Shake rum, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice and strain into a long glass over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with lemon slice.