Nov 27, 2013

St Germain

Want a taste of that Parisian je-ne-sais-quoi

St Germain liqueur is made from elderflowers, hand-picked just once a year in the alps. The hint of lychee and sweetness in your drink is so refreshing on a warm day or a BBQ evening.

I am obsessed with the bottle and it tastes so good, so girly. It is not so readily available here in Singapore. I was looking for it in every possible shop, even DFS and it was found (finally!) it in a liquor shop in Holland Village (2nd level of Holland Road Shopping Centre, just next to Lim's Art). They have such great selection of imported liquor and I am mighty pleased with my purchase.

Here are my top 3 St Germain cocktails (perfect for the festive season!)

THE St. Germain Cocktail

1 shot St. Germain 
1/2 shot fresh squeezed lemon juice
Garnish: lemon twist 

Pour first two ingredients into chilled champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

French Gimlet

2 shots gin 
1 1/2 shot St-Germain 
1/2 shot fresh lime juice 
Garnish: with a lime wedge. 

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

(If you add a splash of soda water and cucumber, it becomes a cucumber St.Germain cocktail)

Sangria Flora - I am drawn to this cocktail because Flora is my sister's name. Am dying to try this one out soon.

1 bottle White Wine
 1 cup St. Germain
 2 fresh Peaches
6 Strawberries
6 Raspberries
1 bunch fresh Grapes
Garnish: Micro marigolds - golden, orange and maroon blooms that add more color 

Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Let fruits soak in for at least 15 mins before serving.

(I think the edible flowers can be found in Marketplace in Paragon, Singapore in the salad section)

So there you go! Enjoy and let me know how do you like it.

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