Here are the best St Germain cocktail recipes for using this popular elderflower liqueur! The bottle is a must-have in your liquor cabinet.
Got a bottle of St Germain and not sure what to do with it? Here are all best St Germain cocktails to put it to use! This popular elderflower liqueur is a newcomer to the scene, but it’s a must-have in your liquor cabinet. It adds a unique floral essence to the finish of any drink! It also tends to make cocktails very drinkable, so watch out! They’ll go down fast!
Light, fruity or botanical flavors pair well with St Germain, like white wine, citrus, vodka, gin, and champagne. Here are our best St Germain cocktail recipes: you’ll find it adds that little “something” to drinks that just can’t be substituted.
A classic St Germain cocktail: a French gimlet! The French gimlet is a gin gimlet that adds a bit of this elderflower liqueur. The gimlet is a classic cocktail made of 2 parts gin and 1 part lime juice, often balanced with a little simple syrup. Add a bit of elderflower liqueur to make it French, and ditch the simple syrup. It's sweet tart and refreshing, with a little floral from the St Germain. Truly a stunner!
This St Germain cranberry cocktail will become your new go-to! Tart and perfectly balanced, it features this elderflower liqueur with vodka, cranberry and lemon. It’s like a St Germain spin on the Cosmo, using cranberry juice to give it a brilliant color.
Ingredients: St Germain, vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, simple syrup
If you love bubbly spritzes, run don’t walk to try the Hugo cocktail! This Italian cocktail is a spin-off on the Aperol spritz and even better, in our opinion. It’s made with delicate floral elderflower liqueur and bubbly Prosecco, which compliment each other perfectly. The bubbly combination transports you right to Northern Italy, where this cocktail was born and is popular to this day.
Here’s a drink you won’t be able to stop sipping. Try this Elderflower & Lemon cocktail! The flavor here is so refreshing, so perfectly balanced, that it’s almost impossible not to take another sip. Combine floral St Germain with vodka, lemon and tonic water, and it’s a beautiful blend of botanical, sweet tart, bright and bubbly. Here’s how to make this tasty drink!
Here’s a light and refreshing cocktail: the St Germain Spritz! It’s floral and bubbly, full of lightly sweet flavor and effervescence. A spin on the classic Aperol Spritz, it’s easy to drink, perfect for brunches, poolside sipping, brunch, or with an afternoon book. Oh: and it takes 3 minutes.
Here’s a drink that’s made for celebration: a St Germain champagne cocktail! It's like an elderflower spin on a French 75: sophisticated and refreshing. The flavor is floral, botanical, tangy, and bubbly all at once. If you’ve never purchased a bottle of St Germain, now’s the time! This bottle of fancy liqueur should be part of your alcohol arsenal.
Ingredients: St Germain, gin, champagne, lemon juice, simple syrup
This St Germain cocktail is as refreshing as it is sophisticated: the Cucumber Martini! It’s a cool, crisp take on the classic martini starring cucumber, vodka, and the floral notes of St Germain. Take one sip and your palate will be amazed: it’s fresh, dry, and floral, with just the right scent of cucumber.
Ingredients: Cucumber, vodka, dry vermouth, St Germain
More about St Germain
St Germain is a liqueur that’s made with elderflowers, the small white flowers of an elderberry plant. Here are a few frequently asked questions about this popular liqueur:
What does St Germain taste like? The flavor is light, sweetly floral, and fragrant. It’s hard to describe until you taste it! It adds a unique smooth finish to the flavor of cocktails.
When was St Germain invented? 2007. With such a vintage-looking bottle, it certainly seems like it has hundreds of years of history! Possibly invented by monks in the 1500’s? Nope, a guy named Rob invented it in the 2007. (Here’s the story behind it.)
How do you say St Germain? First off, don’t say “Saint”. It’s actually pronounced “Sahn-jer-MAHN.” But however you want to say it to not sound too pretentious with your friends, go for it!