Here is a Splendid apéritif to share with your Sweetheart!
I must admit, what first attracted me to the St. Germain liquour, which is included in this drink, was the bottle. When I saw this at the liquor store, they only had a small size.
I am always attracted to a label of gold on navy bleu, and I found the placement, running down the body of this gorgeous faceted bottle to be quite stunning.
Seafoam green is one of my favorite colors, and here is was on the top of the cap with the emblem printed in gold.
“In the foothills of the Alps, for but a few fleeting spring days, this man will gather wild blossoms for your cocktail.
The blossoms in question are elderflowers, the man un bohemien, and the cocktail a stylishly simple creation made with St-Germain, the first liqueur in the world created in the artisanal French manner from freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms. Our story, however, does not end there…”
I tried the St. Germain in a couple of different drinks, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to drink it, or apply it to my pulse points. I found that their recipes were a little St. Germain-heavy.
When I reduced the amount of St. Germain in their signature cocktail, I discovered a delightful wine spritzer that was a splendid way to begin a meal. It was refreshing and light, with a hint of a floral bouquet.
Simple and Splendid, here is our version of The St. Germain Cocktail:
2 parts chilled Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
2 parts chilled Sparkling water
1 part St. Germain
Mix the ingredients together in a chilled shaker or pitcher. Drop a small handful of pomegrante jewels (or raspberries) into the glass and then pour in the drink. Add 2 ice cubes if desired.
In the St. Germain recipe they call for more St. Germain and more ice. While I like the elderberry flavor, if it is too strong I find it tastes too “perfume-y”. You can always add more if you’d like.
I like to chill most drink ingredients before mixing so you don’t have to rely on (drink diluting) ice cubes to correct the temperature.
For more recipes, stories, history and general French immersion visit St. Germain.
À mon amour.
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