I have been meaning to post this for months, so I guess I’ll get on with it.

What is St Germain Liqueur? Well, St. Germain is an artisanal French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms. The white flowers are gathered in the foothills of the Alps for only a few days in late spring. Then, 40-50 men pedal the Alpen French countryside delivering the delicate blossoms to be distilled into this nectar. Blended with a small amount of citrus and natural cane sugar to accentuate the subtle flavor of the elderflowers, and then combined with eau-de-vie, the resulting liqueur is delicate and balanced with fresh floral aromas and flavors and hints of pear, apricot and grapefruit zest.

Winning a double Gold Medal at the 2007 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, St Germain Liqueur is a great addition to any home bar, or cocktail menu. The floral aromas lend itself to being paired with citrus based concoctions, as well as gin and champagne cocktails, and it’s relatively low proof of 40ABV, allows it to be versatile without overpowering other ingredients. I would be very interested in trying some of this out in the culinary arena.