St Germain Liquer Review

By Matt Denney Wednesday 21st Nov, 2018

An elderflower liqueur is a must have addition to any cocktail lover’s collection. And if you’re looking for a recommendation, then St Germain is up there with the best around.

Housed in an sleek, elegant 1920s style bottle, St Germain, a French elderflower liqueur, is deliciously sweet enough to have on ice as an aperitif, but also fantastic in a vast number of cocktails.

Elderflower isn’t new to our bar, but for those who haven’t tried a cordial made from these tiny white flowers, you’re in for a real treat. The options are endless with this spirit, mix with everything from champagne and white wine to gin, vodka, and whiskey.

St Germain was created by distiller Robert Cooper in 2007 and has since received several awards. On tasting, it’s easy to see why.

Both from an aesthetic standpoint and as a summer cocktail addition, this is a winning purchase. But a word of note, as it’s made without preservatives, a bottle of St Germain should be enjoyed within six months. Somehow we don’t see that being a problem.

If you’re looking for a cocktail to kickoff your elderflower adventure, the St-Germain Cocktail has become a modern classic. Here’s how you can enjoy it:

The St Germain Spritz Cocktail:

  • Fill a Collins glass with ice
  • Add 2 parts: Brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine
  • Add 1 1/2 parts St-Germain
  • Top with 2 parts Club Soda
  • Mix completely
  • Garnish with lemon twist
 Or for an easy but tasty cocktail, why not add a shot of St Germain to your glass of white wine or champagne.