It’s the first day of Spring, but here in Boston we’re supposed to get a snowstorm. In protest, I’m not leaving my house, and instead I’ll enjoy a nice floral cocktail that reminds me of warmer weather. Cue: St. Germain.
I’ve loved St. Germain, the elderflower liqueur, for a long time. It’s probably my favorite liqueur — sweet but subtle, floral and elegant. It’s great instead of vermouth in a gin martini, stirred into seltzer with a lemon twist, or even better, stirred into Champagne. Here, it’s added as a sweet, floral accompaniment to a margarita.
st. rita (source)
for 1 drink
2 parts tequila blanco
1 part St. Germain
3/4 parts fresh lime juice
Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with lime wedge.
I really need to get myself some St Germain…I love it in cocktails, but have never bought a bottle to use at home. Thanks for the inspiration!
It’s my go-to liqueur – I definitely recommend keeping some on hand!