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.

St Germain Sparklers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Germain Sparklers
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Recipe type: Drink
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Ingredients
  • ½ ounce St. Germain liqueur, chilled
  • 4 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
  • Fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Pour St. Germain liqueur into a Champagne flute. Add sparkling wine until glass is full. Top with a mint leaf.
  2. Bubbles from wine will "stir" the liqueur with sparkling wine.
Notes
Making this for a group? Use a 750-ml bottle of sparkling wine and 3-4 ounces of St. Germain Liqueur.

 

 

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2012-11-18T20:13:27+00:00 November 18th, 2012|Categories: Drinks|Tags: , , , , , , , |3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Lisa November 19, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Yum! What a great holiday drink idea!

  2. alicia December 18, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I made these for a holiday dinner party. Perfect pairing with with the cheese plate. Pretty and delicious. Plus, now I have lots of elderflower liqueur to experiment with. Thanks, Nicole!

    • Nicole December 21, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Alicia – So glad you liked the St. Germain Sparklers! Ed and I were enjoying some holiday beverages with our favorite bartender, Papi at Restaurant Alba, the other night and I asked him what he liked to do with St. Germain. He recommended fresh pineapple juice, white tequila, St. Germain and top it off with Prosecco. It sounded tasty to me, so I thought I’d pass it along to you!

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