Impress your guests with one of these sophisticated cocktails.

By Sammy Nickalls
October 29, 2016
Courtesy of St. Germain

This sweet elderflower liqueur was developed as recently as 2007, but it took no time at all to appear in bars around the planet. Created from “freshly hand-picked elderflower blossoms," this light drink isn’t just for sipping outside on warm spring days. With a distinctly floral flavor, a splash of St. Germain can add complexity and an almost ambrosial quality to your otherwise one-note cocktail. Let this cordial (and a few creative cocktail recipes) transport you straight to the French countryside.

The Grand Autumn

This earthy cocktail is perfect for a crisp fall evening while you’re curled up in a pile of blankets. Though the original recipe was provided on St. Germain’s site, Style Me Pretty provided a perfect rustic twist on this cocktail with a sprig of pine.

2 oz rye whiskey

1 oz St. Germain

.75 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

A splash of ginger beer

A dash of Angostura bitters

Shake whiskey, St. Germain, and lime juice with ice. Top with ginger beer and two dashes of Angostura bitters.

Halloween Eyeball Martini

If you’re looking for a spooky cocktail for an upcoming Halloween party, look no further than this festive, refreshing cocktail by Something New For Dinner.

.5 oz lychee juice from can

2.5 oz vodka

.5 oz St. Germain

.5 oz lemon juice

A dash of ginger bitters

2 maraschino cherries

2 canned lychees

Mix lychee juice, vodka, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold, then strain and pour into a martini glass. To garnish, stuff each of the lychees with one cherry to make your spooky Halloween eyeballs. Skewer lychees with an extra-long toothpick. Add a dash of bitters, to taste.

Traditional Elderfashioned

Even those without a strong sweet-tooth will love this twist on the Old Fashioned, courtesy of St. Germain’s official website.

2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey

.5 oz St. Germain

A dash of Angostura bitters

Orange twist, for garnish

Stir together your bourbon or whiskey with the St. Germain, add ice, and mix again before adding two dashes of Angostura bitters. Serve in an Old Fashioned glass with an orange twist.