The St-Germain Cocktail

St Germain Cocktail

“An aperitif in France is not just a drink—it’s part of our culture,” says St-Germain global ambassador Camille Vidal, who grew up in Nîmes, in the south of France. “If the happy hour celebrates the end of the day, the aperitif celebrates the beginning of the night.”

The St-Germain Cocktail, the classic spritz variation fueled by the iconic elderflower liqueur, embodies this spirit of low-alcohol conviviality prevalent throughout Europe. Light, floral and refreshing, it’s a warm-weather go-to, easy in both execution and drinkability.

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Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • 1 1/2 ounces St-Germain
  • 2 ounces soda water

Garnish: lemon twist

Directions
  1. Combine ingredients in a Collins glass over ice.
  2. Stir, then garnish with a lemon twist.

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  • What defines a “classic”? I thought St-Germain was introduced in 2010 – feels a little premature to start defining resulting combinations “classic”.