St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, Champagne or prosecco, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Four tumblers filled with a cocktail and lemon peel sitting on a silver platter

This St. Germain cocktail is, in the words of its creator, an expression of “low-alcohol conviviality” of the sort that’s everywhere throughout Europe. You know, the sort of light, lovely, ever-so-slightly tipsy, effervescent conviviality defined by sitting a spell and chatting and not checking your text messages or your likes on Instagram while someone else is talking. Of course, we couldn’t pull our attention away from this cocktail even if we tried—or if we suddenly doubled our Instagram followers. But don’t take our word for it. Try it and see for yourself.–Renee Schettler Rossi

*What does St. Germain liqueur taste like?

You can be forgiven for not ever having tasted St Germain liqueur. Unfortunately, we can’t be all 20s era, Champers swilling, Ritz hotel patrons. St. Germain is a delicate French bevvie, made from elderflowers. It has a lovely grapefruit, peach, and floral taste that works so well with the sparkling white wine of your choice. It’s just the je ne sais quoi that your next cocktail needs.

St. Germain Cocktail

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Ingredients


Directions

Combine all of the ingredients over ice in a Collins glass, highball glass, or glass tumbler.

Stir gently and garnish with the lemon twist.

Start sipping immediately (as if we had to tell you that!). Originally published December 08, 2017.

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Recipe Testers' Reviews

This St. Germain cocktail was totally easy peasy—easy to make and easy to drink. This is a wonderful cocktail! Cool and refreshing. Perfect for an afternoon in a hammock.

This St. Germain cocktail is a perfect summer cocktail with lovely floral notes from the St. Germain. It takes only a few minutes to assemble. I used a vegetable peeler to get that nice, wide slice of lemon zest.

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