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Sippin' On Gin and St. Germain


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. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!

Located in Capitol Hill, Barrio is famous in Seattle for its modern take on Mexican food as well as its satisfying and smooth cocktails. The trendy ambiance pairs well with Barrio’s latest cocktail featuring St-Germain, The Gin Junkie. We suggest pairing the drink with the butternut squash enchiladas. And Remember, it's spring time. So take a moment to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy some St-Germain.

The Gin Junkie

1 oz. Gin
.5 oz. St-Germain
1 oz. Aquavit
.5 oz. Agave nectar
Dash of Orange Bitters

Mix ingredients and serve in a glass with an orange zest twist for a garnish.