The St-Germain
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The St-Germain
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Elderflower Liqueur
Garnish
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Lemon
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8.45% | 1.39 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a The St-Germain

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a tall glass with ice
Add champagne first, then St-Germain, then club soda
Stir completely, garnish with a lemon twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of sparkling wine instead of Champagne or prosecco in The St-Germain cocktail?

Yes, you can use any type of sparkling wine as a substitute for Champagne or prosecco in The St-Germain cocktail. The key is to ensure that the sparkling wine you choose has a good balance of sweetness and acidity to complement the elderflower liqueur. Cava or domestic sparkling wines can be excellent alternatives.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with The St-Germain cocktail?

A lemon twist or a fresh sprig of mint makes for an excellent garnish with The St-Germain cocktail. These garnishes complement the floral notes of the elderflower liqueur and add a refreshing element to the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal temperature to serve The St-Germain cocktail?

The St-Germain cocktail is best served cold. You might want to chill the highball glass before serving to keep the cocktail colder for a longer duration. Using chilled ingredients will also help in maintaining the ideal serving temperature.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in The St-Germain compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8.45%, The St-Germain cocktail is on the lower side compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a typical Margarita has an alcohol content around 13%-15%, making The St-Germain a lighter alternative suitable for occasions when you prefer a less potent drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of The St-Germain cocktail?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of The St-Germain cocktail by substituting the Champagne/prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or carbonated water, and using a non-alcoholic elderflower syrup instead of elderflower liqueur. The proportions can remain the same, allowing you to enjoy a similar flavor profile without the alcohol.

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