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St-Germain: T.G.I.F. Cocktail recipes: July 18th

St-Germain: T.G.I.F. Cocktail recipes: July 18th
St-Germain: T.G.I.F. Cocktail recipes: July 18th
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St-Germain is an all-natural, artisinal French liqueur with hints of tropical fruits, grapefruit, pear and a lesser hint of honeysuckle. It is created with 100%, hand picked elderflower blossoms, once a year. The time period lasts for four to six weeks during the Spring, when the blossoms are at their peak. It mixes well with other spirits.

The nose is comprised of some fruitiness, olives, perfume, flowers and something delightfully bitter. There is a very low sugar content. Hence, the palate is not as sweet as one would expect.

The St. Germain Cocktail
2 Parts MARTINI Prosecco
1½ Parts St-Germain
2 Parts Club Soda
Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist. Variation: Think of Sartre circa 1947. Be the lemon twist.

Sangria Flora
1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or Dry White Wine
1 cup St-Germain
2 Fresh Peaches
5-6 Fresh Strawberries
6 Fresh Raspberries
1 bunch Fresh Grapes
Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes (or longer if desired). Serve in an ice-filled glass, then telephone your physician and regale him with stories of your exemplary fruit consumption. Serve with St-Germain spoon-straws to enjoy the fruit while drinking.

Bitter Bike
½ Oz St Germain
¼ Oz Creme Yvette
>¼ Oz Angostura bitters
Layer in a tall skinny shot glass.

Bohemian
1 Oz Bombay Sapphire
1 Oz St-Germain
1 Oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
1 Dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

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