This is a simple cocktail that’s perfect for the holidays. It’s made with St. Germain liqueur which has a bright and fragrant flavor. The liqueur is made from elderflowers that are harvested by hand from the French Alps during a short period of weeks in the spring. After harvesting the elderflowers, they’re transported by bicycle to a collection area where crushing occurs to preserve the flavors. The story of how it is made is as unique as the flavor. You’ll taste hints of peach, orange, grapefruit and pear.
Recently I’ve seen it being used in a variety of cocktails. Here I’ve used it to liven up Prosecco, but you can use any sparkling wine.
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- ½ ounce St. Germain liqueur, chilled
- 4 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
- Fresh mint leaves
- Pour St. Germain liqueur into a Champagne flute. Add sparkling wine until glass is full. Top with a mint leaf.
- Bubbles from wine will "stir" the liqueur with sparkling wine.