My friend Jules went to high school in Switzerland, which means that while I was drinking wine from a box, at a bus stop, she spent her formative years drinking from the liquor cabinets of diplomats. As a result, she has much better taste in booze than I do, and she knows about fancy Euro liqueurs like St-Germain, which is made with white elderflower blossoms from the French Alps. This is her recipe for a Left Bank Martini. It’s pretty and fragrant and it will really sort you out – a bit like Jules, really. Ingredients Gin Elderflower liqueur (we used St-Germain) White wine – something dry, sav blanc par exemple Ice 1 lime, for garnish image Stir 1.5 parts gin, 1 part elderflower liqueur and 1 part white wine with ice. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and finish with a twist of lime. Drink near something high-brow.

Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child