One of the best things to come out in the last decade is St. Germain a French spirit made from elderflower. Why is that? Mostly because it is not imitating or trying to be something that is already successful it was about blazing its own path.
St. Germain showed up and basically said I’m here to stay! Sure it is not a spirit like bourbon, vodka, gin, tequila or rum, but that doesn’t mean much. It is more of the line of Bailey’s, Frangelico or Amaretto. St. Germian has a unique flavor and even more in the approach, this is exactly why it will be around for a while. It statement is the way it works with champagne a French spirit should work well with champagne a French invention.
It has also shown to work well with other spirits it is an absolute dream with gin! As seen in the Wisconsin cocktail featured here on VG; it also is good addition to a gin & tonic. It even works with bourbon as will be seen in a cocktail recipe to come later this summer. Vodka works with everything so St. Germain works with vodka. Tequila and St. Germain are great together a flowery type of margarita anyone? Then there is rum this is a pair that can work but be finicky depending on the type of rum and style of rum you can end up with a cocktail that is too sweet. It can also work well in a simple recipe with rum using the St. Germain as a sweetener.