Where To Drink Summer's Most Delicious Drink

St-Germain is a French liqueur made with fresh elderflowers, hand-picked once a year in the late spring. For maximum natural flavour, every bottle contains up to 1,000 elderflower blossoms, resulting in a perfectly balanced and refined liqueur. It’s hands down one of our favourite things you’ll find behind any bar. Here’s why and how you should drink it this summer…

Created in partnership with St-Germain

The Spirit

Named as an homage to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Parisian district known for centuries as an epicentre of artistic expression, St-Germain was created by third-generation distiller Rob Cooper who was inspired by the flavour of elderflower. Partnering with cutting-edge mixologists, he created a ready-to-mix liqueur designed for bartenders and at-home cocktail enthusiasts alike. The wild, natural sweetness of hundreds of fresh handpicked elderflowers gives St-Germain a transformative flavour that is unforgettable once tasted: indulgent, yet delicate with a fresh natural sweetness and hints of honeysuckle and pear. All packaged in a pretty, distinctive bottle that would look at home on any bar cart.

 

I've been buying this religiously since it first launched. It TRANSFORMS sparkling wine or even a G&T — it's DELICIOUS.
Georgie Coleridge Cole, SheerLuxe's Founder & Editor

How To Drink It

Whether it’s the brand’s signature St-Germain Spritz or a twist on a classic, there’s an elderflower cocktail to suit every mood and occasion. Bartenders love the liqueur’s versatility and ability to elevate a classic cocktail – whether it’s a G&T, margarita, paloma, negroni or even an old fashioned. 

Easy to recreate at home, the classic St-Germain Spritz uses just three ingredients: 45ml of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, 60ml of dry sparkling wine and 60ml of sparkling water, garnished with a lemon zest.

Want to mix things up? Swap the sparkling wine in the St-Germain Spritz for sparkling rosé and add a grapefruit wedge and olive to make a Rosé Spritz or add cider or ginger ale instead of sparkling water for a drink that works best when the evening draws in.

Where To Drink It

In partnership with McQueens Flowers, St-Germain has teamed up with a number of terraces across the capital, serving classic cocktails and creating eye-catching floral displays to really celebrate summer.

The terrace takeovers include Whitcomb’s at The Londoner – a sleek new hotel on Leicester Square – alongside locations such as Market Halls at Victoria, Canary Wharf and Oxford Street, plus Old Compton Brasserie in Soho. No doubt, they’ll be the perfect places to sip a St-Germain Spritz or two.

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