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7 x St Germain Cocktails You Should Try..!

St Germain Cocktails

“St~Germain is a French liqueur made with fresh elderflowers, hand-picked once a year in the late spring. As the world’s first, finely crafted all-natural elderflower liqueur, its flavor is as subtle and delicate as it is captivating, evidenced in its sublime notes of peach, pear, and grapefruit, yet none of them exactly.”

Spiced Pear & Elderflower Collins
4.69 from 16 votes
This variation on a collins is a creation of bartender Stacey Swenson of Manhattan bar Dante. Stacey calls for warming cognac but this can easily be substituted to gin or vodka for something lighter and brighter. The flavours of elderflower, pear, honey and spices (white pepper, ginger, nutmeg and clove) work wonderfully together.
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Pear Elderflower Collins
Colletti Royale
4.72 from 7 votes
Colletti Royale is a vibrant tequila and citrusy spritz by bartender Julie Reiner, co-owner of the well known cocktail bars Clover Club and Leyenda in New York City.
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Colletti Royale
Sunflower Cocktail Recipe
3.83 from 39 votes
The Sunflower is a creation of well known bartender Sam Ross. A simple variation on the classic Corpse Reviver #2 - substituting Elderflower liqueur in place of the original Lillet or Cocchi Americano.
The Sunflower was also featured in Kara Newman's Shake. Stir. Sip. - a book featuring 50 easy equal part cocktails.
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Sunflower Cocktail Recipe
French Gimlet
4.49 from 29 votes
A simple 3-ingredient riff on a classic Gimlet. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur is used as the sweetener to balance the tart lime juice. The French Gimlet highlights the bright, citrusy and floral notes of St Germain.
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French Elderflower Gimlet
English Garden
4.62 from 26 votes
The English Garden brings together some classic pairings for St-Germain Elderflower liqueur - gin, apple, lime & cucumber. Served long, this one is filled with quintessential English flavours.
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English Garden Cocktail
Irish Maid
4.88 from 8 votes
Jack McGarry at The Dead Rabbit in New York City created a subtle variation on Sam Ross' modern classic cocktail, the Kentucky Maid. Jack's Irish Maid substitutes Irish Whiskey in place of bourbon and omits the mint from the recipe.
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Irish Maid Recipe
Elder Fashioned (Diffords)
3.94 from 15 votes
There are two popular recipes for the Elder Fashioned each calling for alternate base spirits. Phil Ward of Death & Co, New York City created his Elder-Fashioned with Plymouth gin in 2007 and Simon Difford used bourbon whiskey whilst at The Cabinet Room in London the year prior. Both recipes were published shortly after St-Germain first released their elderflower liqueur.
The touch of St-Germain adds a subtle floral note to a classic old fashioned.
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Elder Fashioned

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