Spring has sprung, and there's no better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than with St-Germain. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or partying outdoors with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Seattle are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. À votre santé!
Jamie Boudreau, co-owner of Canon, a whiskey and bitters emporium on Capitol Hill, says his latest St-Germain concoction is an Aged La Bicyclette. Also, see Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. And Remember, it's spring time. So take a moment to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy some St-Germain.
1.5 oz. gin
.5 oz. sweet vermouth
.25 oz. St-Germain
2 dashes peach bitters
Mix together ingredients and age for four months in French oak.