Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, but don’t worry because St-Germain has you covered. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or partying with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Miami are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
Alan Toth, mixology maven at the very arty Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, serves up an artisanal, artist-inspired cocktail featuring St-Germain called the Shepard Fairey. According to Toth, “Our cocktails are as creative as our restaurant’s artistic design. The Shepard Fairey is as equally edgy as his murals which grace our bar. The combination of Pisco, bitter orange Italian aperitif and St-Germain is out of the box and a truly unique libation. Guests love how each flavor complements one another.”
1.5 oz. Pisco
1 oz. bitter orange Italian aperitif
.75 oz. St-Germain
1.5 oz. Riesling
.75 oz. Blueberries
In a Boston Shaker muddle five or six blueberries. Add the liquid ingredients, then the ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a Rocks glass. Garnish with five blueberries through a skewer across the rim.