St. Germain

In my opinion, it’s THE BEST liqueur in the world!
“Neither passionfruit nor pear, grapefruit nor lemon, the sublime taste of
St-Germain hints at each of these and yet none of them exactly. It is a flavor
as subtle and delicate as it is captivating. A little like asking a hummingbird
to describe the flavor of its favorite nectar. Très curieux indeed, n’est-ce pas?”

 

The Story of St. Germain
IN THE foothills of the Alps, for but a few fleeting spring weeks, this man will gather wild blossoms for your cocktail.
The blossoms in question are elderflowers, and the cocktail a stylishly simple creation made with St-Germain, the first liqueur in the world created in the artisanal French manner from freshly handpicked elderflower blossoms. Our story, however, does not end there.
AFTER gently ushering the wild blossoms into sacks and descending the hillside, the man who gathers blossoms for your cocktail will then mount a bicycle and carefully ride the umbels of starry white flowers to market. Vraiment.
There are no more than 40 or 50 men such as he, and in a matter of weeks they will have gathered what will become St-Germain for that year.
AND WHAT OF THE TASTE of St-Germain?
It has been said that Parisis a mélange curieux, a curious mixture of flavors, styles and influences.
So it is with St-Germain.
Click HERE for some great recipes with St. Germain
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Picture: St. Germain Bottle, Germain Bottle Cap,


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