St. Germain, a liqueur made from the small flowers of the elderflower bush, makes for the perfect springtime cocktail. Floral, but not cloying, it’s crisp and bright. While the word “elderflower” may conjure up vintage perfume, and not in a good way, St. Germain is nothing like that at all. Bonus—it comes in an elegant art-deco bottle, and you’ll feel like you’re on the set of The Great Gatsby when you have it on the table.
Easy and delicious, it’s ideal for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch or anytime.
St. Germain cocktail
- 3 oz. dry white wine of your choice
- 2 oz. St. Germain
- 1 oz. club soda
- Lemon twist for garnish
Fill a frosted Collins glass halfway with ice cubes. Add wine and St. Germain and top with club soda. Stir, and garnish with lemon twist.
(To frost the glasses—just put them in the freezer for a couple of hours. If you’re frosting them last minute, you can fill the glasses with chipped or crushed ice and let sit for a few minutes, then discard ice.)