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.
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.
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.
First, I added one ounce of St. Germain Liqueur to a champagne flute.
Then I topped it with a dry California sparkling wine, but any dry sparkling white wine would do the trick.
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.
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!