If you aren't familiar, St-Germain is a liqueur made with handpicked elderflower blossoms in France, so if you're looking for a super-fragrant, sweet spirit to elevate your home bartending skills, this is it. Though it pairs well with pretty much everything, from sparkling wine to hard liquor over ice, there are a few cocktails that make it especially enjoyable. Plus, they'll definitely impress guests, since St-Germain introduces some artisanal flair without making you work too hard behind the bar.
To start mixing some professional-tasting aperitifs with this floral, delicate, and versatile liqueur, scroll through the best St-Germain cocktail recipes below.
This pomegranate spritzer from Minimalist Baker is the perfect place to start, and it's tasty and refreshing enough to enjoy all year long. It isn't too sweet, but the more you pour, the sweeter it'll taste. Club soda, a little sparkling wine, and pomegranate juice are all it takes.
We've never tried a Parisian margarita, but this photogenic pink cocktail is about to change that. The recipe from Oh So Beautiful Paper calls for a few simple ingredients: agave nectar, St-Germain, lime juice, and tequila.
Spiked Cherry Soda
This cocktail recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon will allow you to enjoy your favorite childhood soda while also making it age-appropriate. Sip on this spiked cherry soda next time you're craving something with sweet and tart cherries balanced by a bite of ginger and silky St-Germain liqueur.
St. Germain Cocktail
This elegant cocktail from Boulder Locavore is light, refreshing, and super simple. All you need is dry white wine or champagne, St-Germain, and sparkling water or club soda.
Tom Collins Twist
You'll love this twist on a classic Tom Collins from Darling Down South. Since the cocktail is served in a reusable drink pouch, it's ideal for tailgating. Garnish with cucumbers and lemon slices to make the drink even more refreshing.
Serve each individual pouch with a silly straw to make them even more fun and whimsical.
Citrusy Champagne Christmas Punch
If you're hosting family or friends for the holidays, you need a go-to big-batch cocktail on hand to keep everyone's cup full. That's where this St-Germain cocktail from Darling Down South comes in. In addition to the liqueur, it's made with grapefruit juice, orange juice, cranberries, thyme, and gin, and best of all, it. makes enough to serve a crowd.
The Golden Snitch Cocktail
This Half Baked Harvest cocktail recipe is perfect for Halloween, or if you have a serious Harry Potter lover in your life. The whimsical play on the golden snitch blends St-Germain, whiskey, apple cider, cinnamon, ginger, and sparkling water together for a fall-flavored cocktail you'll be making all season long.
Smashed Berry Rosè Spritz
Is it rosé season yet? We can hardly wait to make this refreshing Half Baked Harvest cocktail. The combo of rosé, St-Germain, and fresh berries make it perfect for summer sipping, so go ahead and serve it at your next barbecue or picnic.