Two Ways to St. Germain

St. Germain Elderflower liqueur

The French Elderflower liqueur is in full bloom with these springtime spirits.

St. Germain Elderflower liqueur

This season, I’m crushing on more than just tulips in a vase. Flowers have made their way into my cocktails, too.

An all-natural product from France, St. Germain is a liqueur made from elderflower blossoms that grow in the French Alps. After an interesting creation process, which includes transporting the picked flowers via bicycle, the end result is a sweet liqueur with hints of pear and lychee.

St. Germain Elderflower

The bottle itself is simply delightful.

Cocktail recipes that call for St. Germain are popping up everywhere! It’s unique flavor is a great addition to classic drinks and new concoctions, as well.

Here are two St. Germain spirits that I love serving up at the restaurant:

Prosecco Cocktail

You will need:
1 oz. St. Germain liqueur
1 oz. Tito’s Vodka
Prosecco
Lemon twist for garnish

Directions:

1. Add St. Germain liqueur and Tito’s Vodka to a shaker with ice.

2. Stir gently to chill.

3. Strain into a champagne flute.

4. Top with Prosecco.

5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

St. Germain Elderflower

Peartini

You will need:
2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
2 oz. Absolut Pears Vodka (alternative: Grey Goose La Poire)
2-3 lime wedges

Directions:

1. Add St. Germain liqueur and Absolut Pears Vodka to a shaker with ice. Squeeze in 2 lime wedges.

2. Shake well.

3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

4. Garnish with lime.

St. Germain Elderflower

St. Germain Elderflower

Again, there are SO many ways to use this product – these drinks are just two of my favorites. The next one I want to try is called Sangria Flora:

St. Germain Liquer, Sangria Flora
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Perfect for summer, right? For more refreshing St. Germain cocktail recipes, check out their recipe book on Facebook.

Have you ever used St. Germain liqueur? Feel free to share your favorite recipe below!

 

Related articles:

St. Germain Liqueur: What It Is, And What To Do With It {Huffington Post}

More Elderflower Cocktails {About.com}

St. Germain Essential Facts and How You Should Drink It {Liquor.com}

4 comments

  1. Hooray!!! St.Germain is my absolute favorite thing ever! I’m working on a post right now where I’ve used it in homemade whip cream and in custard for mini strawberry pies!! Stand by for the recipes!!!…. And I can’t wait to make your sangria!!!

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