Comte de Sureau
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Comte de Sureau
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4.55 / 5
The Comte de Sureau is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail that originated in Europe, specifically in France. Its name, "Comte de Sureau," is French for "Count of Elderflower," and pays ... more The Comte de Sureau is an elegant and sophisticated cocktail that originated in Europe, specifically in France. Its name, "Comte de Sureau," is French for "Count of Elderflower," and pays homage to one of its key ingredients - the elderflower liqueur. The cocktail is a perfect balance of the distinct flavors of dry gin and elderflower liqueur, creating a smooth and refreshing drink. The dry gin adds a juniper-forward taste, while the elderflower liqueur infuses a subtle, floral and slightly sweet flavor to the drink. Overall, the Comte de Sureau is a delightful concoction that combines the richness of French culture with the refreshing taste of a classic gin-based cocktail. It is perfect for any occasion and for those who appreciate a well-crafted and flavorful drink. Give it a try and transport yourself to the charming French countryside with just one sip.
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Dry gin
Garnish
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Orange, lemon
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30% | 2.25 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Comte de Sureau is a true nod to French sophistication, pairing the crisp botanical notes of dry gin with the delicate floral whispers of elderflower liqueur. This cocktail blends simplicity with elegance, offering a refreshing yet layered drinking experience that elegantly dances between the fruity and aromatic aspects of its elderflower and the hearty, herbal undertones of gin.

Method
How to make a Comte de Sureau

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice
Stir then strain into a chilled coupe glass
Garnish with a twists of orange and lemon peels and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion to serve the Comte de Sureau?

The Comte de Sureau, with its elegant blend of dry gin and elderflower liqueur, is perfectly suited for spring and summer gatherings, garden parties, or as a sophisticated cocktail choice for celebrations and weddings. Its delicate flavors are ideal for occasions that call for a touch of class and refinement.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Comte de Sureau be modified for a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Comte de Sureau by substituting the dry gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative and the elderflower liqueur with elderflower cordial or syrup mixed with a bit of soda water. This modification allows everyone to enjoy the refreshing qualities of the cocktail without the alcohol.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings work well with the Comte de Sureau?

The Comte de Sureau pairs beautifully with light appetizers such as smoked salmon canapés, cucumber sandwiches, or goat cheese crostinis. Its floral and subtly sweet flavors also complement seafood dishes and salads that feature fruits like pear or apple, making it a versatile choice for a variety of culinary settings.

FAQ

What is the significance of the name 'Comte de Sureau'?

The name 'Comte de Sureau' translates to 'Count of Elderflower' in English, highlighting the elderflower liqueur as the cocktail's distinctive ingredient. It evokes an image of elegance and nobility, reflecting the sophisticated taste and aroma of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How can I garnish the Comte de Sureau to enhance its presentation?

To enhance the presentation of the Comte de Sureau, consider garnishing it with a twist of lemon zest or a thin slice of cucumber for a refreshing touch. Edible flowers or a sprig of fresh herbs such as mint or rosemary can also add a visually appealing and aromatic finishing touch that complements the cocktail's flavors.

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