How to make a cocktail with Champagne and St Germain. Jump to the Champagne and St Germain Cocktail Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.
St Germain is floral and sweet. It is made from fresh picked elderflower blossoms. Since it tastes sweet, we love balancing it with dry champagne or sparkling wine. It’s such an easy cocktail to make.
Since there are only two main ingredients, use a sparkling wine you love. Make sure it is dry, not sweet. If champagne is out of budget, look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too.
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Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Champagne and St Germain Cocktail
St Germain liqueur is floral and sweet and is perfect with dry champagne. Since there are only two main ingredients, use a sparkling wine you love. Make sure it is dry, not sweet. If champagne is out of budget, look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too. One 750-ml bottle of champagne will serve 6 people.
You Will Need
1/2 ounce chilled St Germain
4 ounces chilled dry champagne or sparkling wine
1Add the St Germain and champagne to a flute or champagne glass. Squeeze in the orange juice and enjoy.
If you add a dash of Cointreau or another orange liqueur it adds another dimension. Makes a fantastic party cocktail with no effort.
First time purchasing 2 of the St-Germaine’s … I was standing on line checking out of a Liquor Store when my eyes saw them, so, I am really looking forward to adding it to my Champagne on Christmas EvE ??
How does St. Germain go with Proscecco? Is it too sweet to mix?
Prosecco should be fine. I’d only advise against something sweet, like Asti Spumante or a sparkling moscato. – Joanne
I had this last night at a party and OMG!!! Slight variation in that they substituted cucumber for the Orange added a sprig of mint. Simply outstanding. So much so, I purchased a bottle of St. Germaine on my way home!
Now this is good…..Ooh yeah…Thanks guys!!!
This festive cocktail is perfect for the holidays.
Just wanted to let you know that Elderflowers (also called Elderblow) are the beautiful white flowers from the Elder tree. If left on the tree they turn into Elderberries. Both the flowers and berries have been used medicinally for many many years to treat colds and flu, so now you can feel virtuous about drinking St. Germain!
We might just have to get ourselves another bottle, then! Thanks for the info, Kathryn!
This sounds like the perfect way to brighten up a cocktail this evening. Can I ask where you got your coupe glasses? I have been looking for something similar for ages!
Hi Annabelle — we got those at Crate and Barrel Outlet… check crate and barrel online, I bet you can find them! – Joanne