St-Germain & Champagne Cocktail

by NICHOLAS AMMATURO on July 10th, 2010

Just picture a man handpicking flowers in the foothills of the French Alps then driving his bicycle to market to sell his harvest. This is exactly what happens to produce St-Germain. It is a liqueur that is derived from elderflower blossoms. On it’s own it makes the perfect after dinner cordial, but mixed with champagne, it makes the perfect summer cocktail.

The Champagne we decided to use today is Duc de Romet. Made by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, who collects grapes from small-producers who don’t produce their own Champagne. On it’s own, it’s delicious with a velvety texture, and has become one of my favorites to keep on stock.

The recipe for this on St-Germain’s website, is approx 1/2 part St-Germain and 1/2 part Champagne. This is slightly sweeter than I prefer, so I cut it down to 1/4 part St-Germain to 3/4 Champagne.

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