Posts tagged st. germain liqueur

English Garden Cocktail

Need a cocktail for relaxing in the garden on a warm day or an alternative to a gin and tonic? Then give the English Garden a whirl, which balances the crisp clean flavor of cucumber, the slight sweetness of St. Germain and the delicate aromatics of rose. 

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The Quentin Crisp Cocktail

“If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.” 
― Quentin Crisp

I was not immediately convinced of St. Germain elderflower liquor. I found its sweetness a bit cloying in my first experimentations, until I learned how to tame it.

I created this cocktail in honor of the great writer and raconteur, Quentin Crisp. Crisp had a sharp, biting wit, tempered with a grandfather-like kindness; this cocktail attempts to represent that dichotomy, with the tartness of grapefruit mellowed with the mellow sweetness of St. Germain.

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The Shanghai Lily Cocktail

The Shanghai Lily Cocktail

2oz Vodka 
1oz Lychee Syrup
.5 oz St. Germain Liqueur
1 dash Grapefruit Bitters

Combine in a shaker with ice; shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lychee.