St. Germain is one of my quintessential cocktail ingredients for summer. A liqueur made from elderflowers, it's hard to describe to people who've never had it--light, sweet, and floral, but gorgeously complex. Sure, a bottle of it can be pricey (it's $34 at my local wine shop), but a little goes a long way. St. Germain goes into all manner of fancy bespoke cocktails these days, but I mix my own drinks a little more simply:
- Buy one (1) bottle St. Germain
- Measure out one (1) capful per unit of alcohol
- Drink at your leisure
My preferred bases: white wine (something cheap and crisp, like a $3 bottle of Trader Joe's Chardonnay) and iced tea. I also add it to homemade wine spritzers (o gosh, I really sound classy now), to add a little pizzazz. But I really haven't found a bad combination yet.
I'm winding my day down with a St. Germain and soju right now... hence my general feeling of beatitude. But man, it's just an awfully nice way to end your day.