St Germain Cocktail Recipes

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

St Germain Gin Cocktail Recipes

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! Alex and I love every single one of these drinks, especially our favorite St Germain Gin cocktail (go to the recipe).

What is 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!

3 best St Germain cocktail recipes

There are lots of flavors that pair well with St Germain, like white wine and citrus. But there are so many unique ways to pair it! Here are our 3 best St Germain cocktail recipes: we’ve paired the elderflower liqueur with vodka, gin and champagne.

1. St Germain Gin Cocktail

This cocktail goes down easy…very easy, in fact! It’s perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, with that signature floral finish as you swallow. You can drink it straight up, or make it a bit smoother with a splash of soda water. This cocktail features gin and lime.

2. St Germain Vodka Cocktail

This St Germain cocktail is very easy to drink. So beware! Alex made up this beautiful cocktail, so we can blame it on him. The flavors are perfectly balanced between sweet, tangy, and floral. It’s similar to a Cosmo with the vodka and cranberry, which gives it a brilliant color.

3. St Germain Champagne Cocktail

This St Germain champagne cocktail mixes the elderflower liqueur with champagne, lemon, and gin. A sophisticated bubbly drink perfect for any occasion! This cocktail is very similar to the French 75, which also features gin and champagne.

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St Germain Gin Cocktail Recipes

St Germain Gin Cocktail


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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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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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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons gin
  • 2 tablespoons St. Germain
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or simple syrup)
  • Splash of soda water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the gin, lime juice, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake until cold.
  2. Strain the liquid into a glass. Top with a splash of soda water, if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: St Germain Cocktail Recipes, St Germain Gin Cocktail

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:

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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