Guest Bartender Makes: ELDERFLOWER COCKTAIL

Kara first tried St. Germain with a grapefruit cocktail at our favorite Canton martini bar. Interestingly enough, when she made this non-grapefruit drink for us, I couldn’t figure out what it reminded me of, until it hit me- grapefruit! This was my first time tasting elderflower, and I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh, citrusy flavors that resulted by mixing it with a dry wine. This cocktail is very easy to make at home, and just might impress your friends. Depending on how easy they are to impress. that is.

  • 1 part – St. Germain Elderflower Liquor
  • 2 parts – Dry white wine (I used Savignon Blanc)
  • 1 part – Soda water, or club soda
  • lemon slice for garnish

This one’s pretty simple! Fill a glass with a couple of ice cubes, pour in the St. Germain, then add wine. Top with soda water, and stir to combine. The lemon is technically a garnish, but I like to squeeze it into the drink to add an extra citrusy flavor. Enjoy!

3 Responses

  1. Yelle says:

    I have been wanting a reason to splurge on some Elderflower liquor and this just might be the perfect + simple cocktail that I need it for! Thanks for posting, sounds absolutely delicious!

  2. Jen J. says:

    St.Germain is one of my favorite. I like to mix it with prosecco and top with a touch of club soda (classic “St Germain Cocktail”)

  3. liz says:

    oh, i’ll have to try this. i have a bottle of st.germain that just sits in the cupboard. i’m never sure what exactly to make with it.

    and lovely photos ;) hope all is well on your end.