I’m keeping things incredibly simple today with this champagne cocktail perfect for any New Year’s Eve celebration. There’s only two ingredients: St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) and brut champagne. To make this drink, fill up a champagne flute 1/3 of the way with St. Germain, then top off with champagne. Done. Instant party.
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St. Germain is one of my absolute favorite liqueurs. And isn’t that bottle of St. Germain a beaut? If you’ve never had a taste, you simply must. Right now. Make your way over to the drinking establishment closest to you, ask the bartender for a shot, and savor each sip of fragrant, flowery goodness.
The sweetness of the St. Germain balances the dryness of the brut champagne, creating a well-balanced cocktail that can easily be enjoyed all night long. Continue reading for the recipe.
What does St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur taste like?
St. Germain liqueur is both fruity and floral with a pleasant sweetness. The main flavor is a green, floral note from elderflower blossoms. The liqueur is rounded out with notes of stone fruit (peach), citrus (grapefruit) and tropical fruit (lychee). I also notice a little bit of Asian pear.
St. Germain is a very pleasant and approachable liqueur. You can sip on it in a glass with ice or enjoy it in a St. Germain cocktail (like this one!).
What is St. Germain Liqueur made of?
The recipe for St. Germain Liqueur is a mystery; however, we do know that each bottle is infused with up to 1,000 hand-picked, wild elderflower blossoms. The blossoms are picked during peak season (summer in France) to ensure the best flavor and aroma.
St. Germain and Champagne
- St. Germain, chilled
- Brut champagne (or any other dry sparkling wine, chilled)
- Fill a champagne flute 1/3 of the way with St. Germain. Top off with champagne. Gently stir to combine. Cheers!
Cheers and Happy New Year!!!45