Top 10 St-Germain Cocktails & Drinks
What is St-Germain
St-Germain, launched in 2007, is a liqueur with the flavor of the elderflowers and is made with an eau-de-vie base. Headquartered in NY, USA, the brand was sold to Bacardi Ltd. by the late Robert Cooper of the Cooper Spirits in 2013. It is a 40-proof gluten-free vegan product, and the percentage of ABV is 20. Each 1-oz serving of St-Germain contains about 80 units of calorie with a total carb of 11g.
Top 10 St-Germain Cocktails & Drinks
So, just go grab your bottle of St-Germain immediately, while we are here again with these fabulous recipes to assist you to make your own St-German cocktail drinks!
Homemade St-Germain Drink Recipes
1. Easy 2-Ingredient St-Germain Champagne Cocktail
Pour 1½ oz St-Germain liqueur into a flute glass and fill the rest with chilled champagne. Serve before the fizz escapes.
2. St-Germain Artisanale ‘Hummingbird’ Cocktail
Fill a Collin’s glass with 1 oz of St-Germain Artisanale Liqueur, 1 tbsp lime juice, and 2 oz of each of Lillet (or Prosecco white wine) and chilled club soda (or tonic water/lemonade) over ice cubes. Mix with a stirrer and serve with a lemon peel.
[Alternately, only a few little variations can give you a glass of chilled St-Germain-infused mojito or the cocktail ‘Hugo’. For mojito, simply replace the wine with white rum and mix all the ingredients over a few muddled basil and mint leaves. For Hugo, pour the Prosecco, club soda and St-Germain over ice and lightly-crushed mint leaves and serve.]
3. Easy St-Germain Rum-Whiskey Alcoholic Mixes
In a pitcher, mix together ½ oz Bourbon or Scotch whiskey and Bacardi white rum, each. Arrange cocktail glasses and strain the mixture into these. Next, add ¼ oz St-Germain French liqueur, and 4 oz of sweet apple juice. Stir along with a few ice cubes. Garnish each glass with an apple wedge.
4. Thanksgiving After-Dinner St-Germain Gin Cocktail
This recipe is a good digestif dessert drink, especially because of the presence of citrus juice and vanilla ice cream (both of which aid in digestion).
To make it, take a pre-chilled 8-oz glass. Pour 1 oz of St-Germain liqueur and Hendrick’s Gin, each, and ½ oz juice of a fresh orange in it. Add 3 oz of ice-cold sparkling water and give a mild stir. Now, carefully float a large scoop of vanilla/chocolate ice cream and spread a few frozen blackcurrant fruits over it. Sip immediately.
[If you would like the ‘French Gimlet’ cocktail, just omit the water and ice cream, and serve in cocktail glasses with a lemon wedge.]
5. St-Germain Holiday Punch Fruity Vodka Cocktail
First, shake together ¼ oz of each of pink grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. To this mixture, add 1½ oz vodka and 1 oz St-Germain liqueur and a tsp of Aperol orange liqueur, and shake again for 2 to 3 seconds. Strain into a stylish glass, attach a lemon wedge and float cold cherries from the top.
[You can always replace the above two juices and customize it with your favorite fruit juices like mango, pomegranate, lychee, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, blackberry, etc., as per your taste, and then, garnish using your creativity.]
6. Simple St-Germain Bittery-Sour Margarita Cocktail
In a shaker, pour ½ oz tequila, 1 oz of each of St-Germain and sour mix, 2 oz of beer and a dash of Angostura bitters. Shake all the ingredients together for 10 seconds and strain into ice-filled glasses. Dip a few thin slices of cucumber and stand a rosemary sprig before you serve.
7. ‘French Autumn’ Elderflower & Pear Martini Fall-Drink
Vigorously shake together for 10-15 seconds 2 oz of pear vodka, 1 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur, ½ of an egg-white, a dash of lavender syrup, 1 oz of each of lemon juice and sugar syrup. Serve in chilled martini glasses over ice.
[To make the original ‘St-Tropez’ cocktail, you only need to replace pear vodka with citrus vodka, omit the egg white and the lavender syrup, and fill the cocktail glass with club soda.]
8. Refreshing Fizzy Summer Cocktail made with St-Germain
In a wide old-fashioned glass, combine 1½ oz of absinthe with 1 oz simple syrup and ½ oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur, over crushed ice, and fill the rest with chilled ginger ale. Add a tsp of lime juice cordial from the top and sip.
9. Tangy-Hot St-Germain Mixed Drinks for Cocktail Party
Arrange cocktail glasses and in each, pour ½ tbsp mescal. Swirl it around the glass and dump out. Next, rim each glass with rock salt and chili flakes. Throw a handful of crushed ice in each glass, and over it, carefully pour 1 part of St-Germain liqueur, 1½ parts of tequila, ¾ part lime juice, and 2-3 dashes of hot sauce (or, to taste). Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy your party.
10. Sour Martini Drink with St-Germain Liqueur
Shake mix 1 oz lemon juice with 2 oz St-Germain and 3 oz of pisco brandy. Transfer to a martini glass and serve with a lemon wheel attached.
So that’s it – a few of the easiest ways to make the best use of this amazing liqueur – St-Germain, along with detailed tips and ideas of how to make it at home. Needless to say that, this is one of the most popular spirits of the world for making international class cocktails, and moreover, the infused flavor of the elderberry flowers gives it a sweet aroma and a subtle taste, and it is often drunk straight. So, now with all the info, we hope you and your friends do justice to it, and of course, your taste buds!
- by Sean Northampton
- November 4th 2017