Monday, June 30, 2008

St. Germain

Over the weekend, I attended an annual summer party in Ipswich. Each year, we try to bring some unique cocktail, something different that we think everyone will enjoy. This year, we brought a large jug of St. Germain Cocktail.

I first tried the St. Germain at a wine tasting in Saugus. I found it to be an intriguing liquer and I very much enjoyed the refreshing St. Germain cocktail. I thought it would make an excellent summer drink.

It is a simple cocktail to create. Just combine the following, mix well and add a twist of lemon:

1 1/2 parts St. Germain liquer
2 parts Sparkling wine or Dry white wine (we used a Spanish Cava)
2 parts Club Soda or Soda Water

This cocktail was a big hit at the party and they drank the jug dry. They loved its crisp and exotic taste. Plus, they thought it was a refreshing drink, with just a touch of sweetness. Even a few who hesitated at first to even try it, enjoyed it once they tasted it. We probably would have gone through a second jug if we had brought one.

So, the next time you are attending a summer get together, why not bring some St. Germain cocktail and make a great impression on your friends and family.

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