Best St. Germain Cocktails
St. Germain cocktails have become more popular in the last couple of years. Well, that may be because the spirit itself was invented in 2007. It is made with Elderflowers from France. The flowers are picked and bicycled in town to get pressed for its sweet flavor. Because of the limited availability of the summertime flowers, St. Germain is in the artisanal liqueur category. It is commonly known as the bartenders’ ketchup since it can be put into anything from champagne to wine to gin.
Cocktails made with St. Germain are usually sweet because of its sweet, delicate flavor of Elderflower. It is a modifier, it gives the cocktail flavor and depth. With such a versatile spirit, you can make a lot of cocktails. Having a bottle in your liqueur cabinet will help you create many different beverages but as mentioned above, you might need to go on a hunt just to find that bottle since this French liqueur doesn’t come around that easily. Below, we listed a couple of our favorite St. Germain cocktails for you to try.
• St. Germain Elderflower cocktail
The perfect classic cocktail to make with St. Germain. Simple, refreshing, elegant.
- 2 oz. St. Germain Liqueur
- 3 Ounces of Champagne (or dry wine)
- 1 ounce Club soda (or soda water)
- Lemon twist
- Gather all the ingredients together
- Pour the liqueur and Champagne over the ice in a chilled colling glass
- Top with club soda
- Stir well
- Garnish with a lemon twist
- Serve and enjoy
• Rhubarb Rosemary Margarita
If spring was a beverage, it would be this St. Germain Rhubarb Rosemary Margarita for sure. So delicious and rich, it will make any da your night feel like a sunny spring day. A pink hibiscus salt rim makes the drink more colorful and alluring. Absolutely perfect for a garden party or Easter brunch. Picking the perfect rhubarb for this drink is also very important. Look for the tall, crisp, shiny, ombre- skins for your perfect cocktail. You will need to make your own Rhubarb and rosemary syrup but its very simple and the recipe is right below the instructions.
- 2 oz Blanco tequila
- 0.5 oz St. Germain
- 0.75 oz fresh lime juice (plus extra fort he rims)
- 0.5 oz Rhubarb and rosemary syrup (recipe below)
- Pink hibiscus salt for the rim
- Rosemary Spring for garnish
- Rim a rocks glass with lime juice and hibiscus salt.
- Add all liquid ingredients a shaker filled with ice, shake and strain into the rimmed glass filled with fresh ice.
- Add a dash of rosemary in the palm of your hand and garnish the drink
Recipe for Rhubarb and rosemary syrup
- 2 cups rhubarb
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Add all ingredients to a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer gently, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes or until the rhubarb breaks down
- Remove from the heat and strain into a bowl through a cheesecloth-lined strainer.
- Cool syrup completely and transfer to a sealable container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
• Pinewood Social Sangria
A frozen sangria is a perfect drink for almost any occasion. A pretty, red wine blends with citrus juices and the dash of St. Germain makes the mix taste and even smell amazing. Just like its name, this social sangria is a party starter. Frozen or unfrozen, the flavors blend well to create a marvelous aftertaste and leave you wanting more. Don’t be surprised if you have to rush back into the kitchen to make another batch.
- 1 750-ml bottle red wine
- 8 oz. Lairds Applejack
- 16 oz. Fresh orange juice
- 8 oz. Grapefruit juice
- 16 oz. Simple syrup
- 8 oz. St. Germain
- 6 oz Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao
- 16 oz sprite
- 30 oz. Water
- 0.5 oz Orange Blossom water
- Pour all of the ingredients except ice into a large container and stir to combine all of them together.
- Blend with ice in batches until slushy.
- Serve in tumblers or pool-friendly plastic cups.
• St. Germain Cranberry Cocktail
Fun. Light and refreshing are all we can say about this drink. The Elderflower in St. Germain makes the beverage richer and more flavourful and softens the bitterness of cranberries. The cocktail looks just as beautiful as it tastes. It is great to serve for parties due to its holiday colors and use of cranberries. Can be garnished with fresh cranberries or slices of lime.
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon of sugar for rimming the glass
- İce cubes
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz. St. Germain
- 1 oz. Cranberry juice
- Zest ½ of the lime into a small bowl and mix with the rimming sugar.
- Sprinkle onto a small plate.
- Cut the lime into wedges then use it to wet the edge of the serving glass
- Coat well and tap the edge of the glass to get the excess sugar off. (tap gently!)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
- Add the vodka, elderflower liqueur, cranberry juice, and ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice.
- Shake well and strain into the glass.
- Garnish with lime wedge and serve.
• St. Germain Martini
For the liking of men and women, this martini is here to save at home date night. You can make this easy martini together and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. The strong alcohol and the sweet taste of St. Germain mix together perfectly to create a lovely martini for everyone’s enjoyment.
- 2 oz of Vodka
- 1/2 oz of St-Germain
- Lemon Twist (to garnish)
- Add vodka and St. Germain to a mixing glass with lots of ice
- Stir the mixture about 40 times until the ice is half melted
- Strain it into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist
- For a fun addition, rim the edge of the glass with sugar.