Recipe Wednesdays: St. Germain

St. Germain is quite possibly my most favorite liqueur. It’s certainly my add-in of choice
to bubbles, gin & soda, dry white wine and even beer. The delicately flavored spirit of
freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms adds stylish sophistication to any cocktail.
Neither passion fruit, nor pear, nor lemon – the taste of St. Germain hints at all of these
notes just a tad to create a menagerie of subtly, just sweet enough flavor. St. Germain is
an ideal warm weather liqueur but also an appealing pick for the festive, holiday sip. St.
Germain brand ambassador, Hillary Choo sent us some of her most beloved Christmas
cocktail recipes featuring the captivating elderflower infused spirit.

Cocktail: Pear Tree

1 ½ pt. St. Germain
1 ½ pt. Pear Vodka (preferably Grey Goose La Poire or Hangar One Spiced Pear)
½ pt. freshly squeezed lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice
of D’Anjou and a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

Cocktail: La Rosette

½ pt. St. Germain
Top with Brut Champagne, Dry Sparkling Wine, or Brut Rose.

Pour ingredients into a chilled fluted glass and stir lightly. Float half a strawberry as
garnish or feel free to experiment with other garnishes like a lemon twist, raspberries or

Cocktail: Traditional Elderfashioned

½ pt. St. Germain
2 pts. Bourbon or Straight Rye Whiskey
2 dashes Angoustura Bitters

Stir ingredients into an old fashioned glass, add ice, stir again and add an orange twist.

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