St-Germain Cocktail Recipe
Created in 2007 by late spirits pioneer Rob Cooper, St-Germain is a French elderflower liqueur that quickly become a staple in craft cocktail bars around the world. So much so that the liqueur once earned the nickname “bartender’s ketchup.” The liqueur is made with fresh elderflowers that are hand-picked once a year in the late spring, with each bottle containing up to 1,000 of the little blossoms. Throughout history, aromatic elderflower blossoms were widely praised for their medicinal properties, but fortunately, you don’t need a prescription to enjoy this delicious cordial today.
The St-Germain Cocktail (sometimes called the St-Germain Spritz or Elderflower Spritz) was created by Simon Difford to coincide with the launch of the product. His recipe featured sauvignon blanc, while today it’s more common to use sparkling wine. Fresh and delicate, St-Germain combines well with both ingredients, and either combination yields the perfect aperitif for a breezy summer evening.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 85 Calories
- 1 1/2 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 2 ounces dry white wine or Champagne
- 2 ounces club soda
- Garnish: lemon twist
- Fill a Collins glass with ice, then add the St-Germain and wine and stir briefly.
- Top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails