St-Germain Cocktail 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

May 2, 2016

A rare modern classic that comes from the company behind its titular ingredient, the elderflower liqueur St-Germain, this cocktail is refreshing and floral, a perfect spring drink.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces champagne or other dry sparkling white wine
  • 1 1/2 ounces St-Germain or other elderflower liqueur
  • 1 1/2 to 2 ounces club soda or plain seltzer
  • Twist of lemon peel, for garnish


Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add the champagne, then the elderflower liqueur. Top with the club soda or seltzer, as needed to fill. Stir gently to incorporate.

Twist the lemon peel over the drink (to express its oils), then drop it into the cocktail.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from a recipe on the St-Germain website.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan.

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