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DIY Disney Recipe: Elderflower Cocktail

If you spend any time checking out the menus of Disney restaurants, you’ll notice that St. Germain Liqueur is popping up a lot these days!

And with good reason! St. Germain is a French liqueur that’s made from elderflowers. The delicate, sweet taste is very unique and seems to be taking Disney World by storm.

Elderflower Cocktail with Pansy Garnish at Raglan Road

We’ve recently had Elderflower Cocktails at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival (where it’s made with elderflower syrup) as well as for brunch at Raglan Road.

With flavors that remind me of grapefruit and honey, this liqueur makes for a lovely warm weather cocktail. So for a recent family gathering, we decided to give it a try!

St. Germain Cocktail, Three Ways

We opted for the small, 50 ml bottles of liqueur. Actually, the store was out of the larger bottles, or that’s the way that we would have gone! A little pricey, but sooo worth it.

The bottles come with this recipe for a St. Germain Cocktail.

St. Germain Cocktail Recipe

While it sounded good, we didn’t want to water down the flavors with soda, and so we decided to make it the way we tasted it at both Raglan Road and Epcot: with well-chilled sparkling wine and the liqueur (or syrup) only.

St. Germain and Sparkling Wine

First, I added one ounce of St. Germain Liqueur to a champagne flute.

St. Germain in a Champagne Flute Before Adding Sparkling Wine

Then I topped it with a dry California sparkling wine, but any dry sparkling white wine would do the trick.

St. Germain Cocktail with Sparkling Wine

At Epcot, they garnish this cocktail with mint, and at Raglan Road, they top it with a pansy. Either would be wonderful. Here’s a TIP: If you garnish with an edible flower, be sure that it’s pesticide-free.

If you don’t have a sparkling white wine on hand, you can make a delicious version of the cocktail with a light, dry white wine as well.

St. Germain and Dry White Wine over Ice for a Lovely Cocktail

For this version, I used one ounce of St. Germain, 2 ounces of Pinot Grigio, and some ice. You could easily top with with a splash of club soda to make for a lighter drink.

Will you be whipping up St. Germain Cocktails anytime soon? Let us know below in comments!

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9 Comments

  1. Keith says:

    I was bummed last week when they only had the pesticide-soaked flowers…they had run out of the pesticide-free. It did add a nice little kick though.

  2. Essie says:

    It sounds very good; I like the idea of the grapefruit flavor. Tempting….

  3. Beth says:

    I had a cosmo-like cocktail made with St. germaine once, and it was the best I’ve ever had. It tasted like a perfectly ripe, sweet but not too sweet, ruby red grapefruit. I may invest in a bottle for the holidays.

  4. Maureen says:

    The St. Germain Cocktail, made according to the recipe with the bottle, is on the menu at Chefs de France (or at least is was when I dined there in the summer of 2011).

  5. Reanna says:

    St. Germain is amazing! I was introduced to it while working in a French Bistro, and now we always have it on hand at home! It is so versatile and so unique. My favorite cocktail with it is a French 77 — prosecco, St. Germain, and lemon juice. So simple and delicious. Also, put a splash of St. Germain in a vodka gimlet — brings a simple drink to a whole new level!

  6. jennifer stewart says:

    This was a great before-dinner cocktail at Chefs de France. The St. Germain added s subtle kick to an otherwise generic wine cocktail. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Alan says:

    Sounds great. I’d write more but I’m on my way to the liquor store!!

  8. Darrell says:

    Ahhhhh….. Reminds me of the Elderbubble Champagne Cocktail from Pink on the Disney Dream! Soooo good!

  9. tanya says:

    Where can this be found at Food and Wine? Is it at a specific Booth?

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