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Here are the best St Germain cocktail recipes for using this popular elderflower liqueur! The bottle is a must-have in your liquor cabinet.

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Got a bottle of St Germain and not sure what to do with it? This popular elderflower liqueur may be 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!

Here at A Couple Cooks, we’re cocktail experts with over 300 cocktail recipes under our belt. Here are all best St Germain cocktails we’ve found to put it to use! Light, fruity or botanical flavors pair well with St Germain, like white wine, citrus, vodka, gin, and champagne. You’ll find this unique liqueur adds that little “something” to drinks that just can’t be substituted!

And now, the best St Germain cocktail recipes!

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!
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French 77

10 Top St Germain Cocktails

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
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The French 77 cocktail is a bubbly mix of elderflower liqueur, lemon and Champagne! This spin on the French 75 is a step above the classic.


  • 1 ounce St Germain elderflower liqueur
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 ounces Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine*
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Pour the St Germain and lemon juice into a champagne glass. Fill it with sparkling wine.
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

*1 750 mL bottle has enough for 6 drinks

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

When to serve these cocktail recipes

All of these St Germain cocktail recipes are fun and celebratory, perfect for so many occasions! Here are some ideas on when to serve them:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Kellee Fiola says:

    Have you had a Maximillian’s Affair?
    It’s the drink that introduced me to cocktails and still my 1st favorite

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      I haven’t! We’ll have to try it — it sounds amazing.