Labor Day, the day we all call the last day of summer in the U.S., was on Monday, but I thought I would still share with you one last yummy cocktail since the warm weather will be with us for a few more weeks.

By adding the delicious elderflower liqueur to a traditional Greyhound cocktail, you get one of my favorite drinks!  I'm assuming that the name assigned to this recipe is mocking the perceived "girliness" of elderflower liqueur, taking it from a masculine greyhound to a puffball pooch, but trust me this drink packs a punch - especially because it doesn't taste like alcohol at all going down.  It's great on a hot summer day, or on a regular old day, or at thanksgiving dinner...whenever.  Did I mention it's one of my favorites??

Bichon Frisé Cocktail

1 oz. vodka
1 oz. St Germain elderflower liqueur
2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 lemon wedge

1. Combine the vodka, St-Germain, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker.  
2. Squeeze the lemon wedge into the shaker, then drop into the shaker.
3. Add ice. 
4. Shake vigorously and pour over fresh ice into a chilled cocktail glass.

Consider using ruby red grapefruit for a flavor and visual twist.