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.
The perfect classic cocktail to make with St. Germain. Simple, refreshing, elegant.
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.
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.
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.
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.