Sunday, May 31, 2009

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

St. Germain is the first liqueur in the world created in the French artisanal manner from freshly picked Elderflower blossoms. The Elderflower blossoms are picked in the foothills of the Alps and can only be harvested for a few short days in Spring. The blossoms are then transported via bicycle to the local markets for purchase. It is the combination of such technological marvels as handpicking and bicycles that make this liqueur so unique. Neither passionfruit nor pear, grapefruit nor lemon, the exquisite taste of St. Germain hints at each of these flavors and yet hit none of them exactly. This is a great summer liqueur that can add little something to your backyard barbeque's with fun cocktails such as, Bubbling Germain. In a Champagne flute, pour 1/2 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur into the bottom of the glass and fill with you favorite brut sparkiling wine, I find Spanish Cava works the best.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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