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Top 6 St Germain Cocktails to Try

St Germain cocktails infuse your happy hour with floral sophistication. As a lover of unique flavors, I find the elderflower essence in St. Germain transforms ordinary drinks into something special. It suits any taste, whether you’re mixing up classics or exploring new blends. The floral sweetness is perfect for those who enjoy nuanced drinks. It’s a favorite of mine for its ability to enhance any cocktail with a refined touch. For anyone wanting to explore these elegant mixes, our roundup offers the best St. Germain cocktails to try.

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French 77 Cocktail

French 77 Cocktail
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Maybe you’ve heard of the French 75 cocktail. This recipe plays on that drink, switching out the gin for elderflower liqueur. Instead of gin’s sharp, herbal taste, you get a flowery, delicate flavor that pairs beautifully with lemon juice and champagne, served in a flute glass.


St. Germain Royal Spritz Cocktail

St. Germain Royal Spritz Cocktail
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This cocktail fit for royalty has a floral and refined taste that will make you feel fancy! It uses St. Germain, Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and sparkling rose to create a pretty pink cocktail with a sweet and subtle flavor profile.


St. Germain Champagne Cocktail

St. Germain Champagne Cocktail
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This champagne cocktail is similar to the French 75 and French 77. It uses both gin and St. Germain, so you get the best of both cocktails. The combination of alcohol creates a sweet, earthy taste punctuated with a delightful bubbly texture from the champagne. This aromatic cocktail is delicate and brisk but still appropriate as a winter cocktail.


A Parisian Margarita

A Parisian Margarita
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This simple cocktail recipe is a sophisticated twist on a classic margarita. It features traditional ingredients, like tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar, but it also includes St. Germain. The elderflower liqueur gives the margarita a more efflorescent taste that is refined and delicious. The floral notes highlight the sweetness of tequila you don’t normally detect in margaritas.


French Gimlet

French Gimlet
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A French gimlet is the same as a classic gimlet, but it also includes elderflower liqueur. It combines gin with lime juice and elderflower liqueur to make a sweet but strong drink that hits your tastebuds perfectly. French gilets are a beautiful cocktail because they’re simple but full of flavor.


Germain Elderflower Margarita

Germain Elderflower Margarita
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Another margarita recipe with St. Germain is this one, featuring simple syrup instead of agave nectar for a lighter and sweeter flavor. This recipe is refreshing and flowery, exemplifying how elderflower liqueur can change any cocktail to be sweet and florid.


A French Gimlet cocktail in an elegant martini glass, set on a polished bar counter. The cocktail is a mixture of gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and lime juice, presenting a clear, refined appearance with a hint of green from the lime juice. A lime twist or a small sprig of thyme serves as garnish, adding a sophisticated touch. The glass is sleek and enhances the cocktail's stylish look. The background features an upscale bar setting with ambient, dim lighting and an array of high-quality spirits, capturing the essence of a modern, sophisticated drinking experience perfect for enjoying a French Gimlet cocktail.

6 St Germain Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.8 from 5 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: French
Keyword: St. Germain, st. germain cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Written by Paul Kushner

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