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St. Germain Cocktail

The St. Germain Cocktail served with lemon garnish

The St. Germain Cocktail occupies a unique position in my repertoire as a bartender, despite the fact that I have prepared and served countless other cocktails. The unique tastes of St. Germain, a French elderflower liqueur, are mixed with sparkling wine and club soda to make this elegant and refreshing drink. It’s great for people who like their drinks with a little sweetness and flowery notes. Now let’s talk about why this drink might become your new favorite.

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Tasting Notes

The sweet and floral tastes in the St. Germain Cocktail go well together. The elderflower liquor adds a light, floral sweetness that goes well with the crispness of the sparkling wine. A splash of club soda gives it a refreshing fizz and makes each sip complicated while still being smooth. It’s more than just a drink; it’s an expedition of taste.

Equipment and Glassware

Some simple tools are all you’ll need to make a St. Germain Cocktail: a cocktail shaker, a jigger for measuring, and a shaking spoon. When it comes to glasses, a tall Collins glass is the best. It shows off how elegant the drink is and lets the spices and ice mix just right.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • 2 oz. Club Soda
  • Lemon twist or mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Fill your Collins glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur over the ice.
  3. Add the sparkling wine and club soda, and gently stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist or a sprig of mint.
  5. Serve immediately, and enjoy the refreshing taste!
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Pro Tips

  • To keep the drink crisp, always use new ice and cold ingredients.
  • You can change how much sparkling wine and club soda you put in to suit your preference. For a stronger drink, add more wine. For a lighter touch, add more soda.
  • It’s necessary to mix properly. It mixes the tastes without making the drink too watered down.

When to Serve

The St. Germain Cocktail is great for almost any event. People love it at brunches, outdoor parties, and even just a quiet night in. Even though it’s fancy enough for a party, it’s also easy enough for a casual get-together.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

To get the best taste, pick a high-quality liqueur and a dry, crisp sparkling wine. People may have different brand preferences, but choosing well-known names in each area will make your cocktail experience better.

Similar Cocktails

  • Elderflower Martini: A gin-based twist with elderflower charm.
  • French 75: Classic elegance with a sparkling kick.
  • Irish Maid: A refreshing cocktail that combines the smooth, rich flavors of Irish whiskey with the sweet, floral notes of elderflower liqueur.
  • French Blonde: An elegant and refreshing cocktail that combines the floral notes of elderflower liqueur with the crispness of dry gin and white wine, balanced by the citrus tang of fresh grapefruit juice.
  • Raspberry Spritz: A vibrant and refreshing cocktail, combining the tart sweetness of fresh raspberries with the bubbly crispness of sparkling wine, topped off with a splash of soda water for an effervescent finish.

History

The St. Germain Cocktail is fairly modern. It became more famous when St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur came out in 2007. The idea behind it came from wanting to make a fancy but easy-to-find drink that would bring out the unique taste of elderflower.

The St. Germain Cocktail served with lemon garnish

St. Germain Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: club soda, Sparkling Wine, St. Germain, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try the sophisticated St. Germain Cocktail, a delightful combination of club soda, sparkling wine, and elderflower liqueur, making it floral, fizzy, and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 oz Sparkling Wine
  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • Lemon twist or mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  • Fill your Collins glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour the St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur over the ice.
  • Add the sparkling wine and club soda, and gently stir to combine.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or a sprig of mint.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing taste!
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St. Germain Cocktail
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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