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Wind Your Way to Zig Zag


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!

Zig Zag Cafe is famous for its terrific cocktails and central Pike Place Market location . This makes it a natural fit to find St-Germain. Erik Hakkinen, a bartender at Zig Zag Cafe, says his latest St-Germain concoction is the Monet. 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
.75 oz. St-Germain
.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters

Combine all ingredients and serve in glass with lemon peel twist garnish.

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