St. Germain and Champagne

If you have never tried St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, you are in for a treat! The fruity-floral flavor can best be described as tasting of lychee, though it is much too complex to have only one flavor. Combined with Champagne it is a delightful cocktail for any occasion, and the Art Deco styled bottle makes a stunning gift. I am particularly enamored with the fact that the wild¬†elderflowers used to make St. Germain are still handpicked each year by French gentlemen on bicycles. There is something incredibly romantic about that, don’t you think? ¬†Enjoy!

20 Responses to St. Germain and Champagne
  1. Signe
    November 4, 2010 | 5:30 pm

    Mmm, I love lychee! This sounds like my kind of drink :)

  2. Carrie
    November 4, 2010 | 7:31 pm

    I have to say that as much as I love a cocktail I don’t always understand the ins and outs of what’s in them outside the regular ingredients. I have, however, had Elderflower and it is sooooo good. The taste is distinctive and really amps up the flavor and drinking experience. If you’re a cocktailer that is! hehe


  3. Chiara
    November 4, 2010 | 7:41 pm

    This drink sounds amazing, and just what I like!! anything with champagne is a good start!

  4. Meagan
    November 5, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    I had a really fantastic cocktail at this bar called The Whistler here in Chicago that was my first taste of St. Germain. It really is delicious paired with many things – a good investment for your liquor cabinet for sure! Have a great weekend!

  5. The Buzz - Diane James Home
    November 5, 2010 | 12:50 pm

    Sounds and looks delicious! My go-to is a Cham Cham (champagne and Chambord) but I will give this a try – perfect for setting a stylish holiday mood!

  6. Brianne
    November 5, 2010 | 1:16 pm

    Oooo, that drink sounds amazing. I would love to try it!

  7. Sandy a la Mode
    November 5, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    i haven’t tried this before… but i sooo want to now hehehe!! :D

  8. Lena
    November 5, 2010 | 3:16 pm

    How I adore a little St. Germain in my bubbly! We were on the same page this week-I just published a girl’s guide to sparklers!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Karena
    November 5, 2010 | 3:18 pm

    Yum….and You know I love champagne!!

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  10. 5amjetaime
    November 5, 2010 | 6:58 pm

    haha…i thought it’s a giveaway post and i got pretty excited! but yes, would love to find these and try!!! bon weekend! xoxo, gabrielle

  11. bridget
    November 6, 2010 | 8:55 am

    that drink is so up my alley.

  12. Joan Hunter Dunn
    November 6, 2010 | 11:04 am

    oh how wonderful a new discovery. Elderflower cordial is an elegant non alcoholic favourite of mine and now I discover it comes as a liquer too. Thank you!

  13. Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi
    November 7, 2010 | 1:14 pm

    You definitely make this sound like a must-try!

  14. ashley
    November 7, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    i adore st. germain! and which some bubbly it is amazing! also good with gin :) strange thing is that i can not find it in france! Maybe I need to hunt a little harder, because now I am seriously longing for a cocktail with some elderflower liqueur!

  15. Lisa
    November 7, 2010 | 7:51 pm

    yum that sounds like a delicious combo that i’ve never heard of! definitely whipping some of those up come weekend (sigh thinking of it already haha)

  16. Laura
    November 8, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Wow I had no idea about the French gentlemen on bicycles. awesome.

    This sounds delicious.

    I also love St. Germain and lemonade!

  17. designstiles
    November 8, 2010 | 2:15 pm

    I keep hearing about St. Germain but have yet to try it. Champagne is my drink of choice, so it appears there’s a new drink I must make.

  18. Hannah B.
    November 8, 2010 | 3:28 pm

    I had a great cocktail at the bar in the Symphony house with champagne, St. Germain and a touch of pomegranate juice… it looks really festive this time of year!

  19. Elise
    November 9, 2010 | 3:21 pm

    Gah thank you so much for posting this, I’ve been searching for a decent recipe for making The Saint cocktail and my search is at an end.


  20. Oh, My Darling
    November 10, 2010 | 7:51 pm

    As a total champagne girl, I’m loving this cocktail idea!