Nothing said "brunch" in my early twenties like a St. Germain cocktail. Throw together some sparkling wine and St. Germain liqueur, and you've got a poppin' Sunday Funday.
St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur. It's floral, sweet, and very unique. It goes well with champagne, vodka, and any other mild-flavored liquor.
I love the flavor, but obviously can't be drinking alcohol all of the time, so as a non-alcoholic variation I use an amazing elderflower drink concentrate from, you guessed it, IKEA! It has all the same flavor without the alcohol. I mix it with seltzer for a perfect, refreshing non-alcoholic beverage that makes it feel like summer no matter what time of year it is.
This drink is a perfect brunch cocktail that tastes great with both sweet and savory items. The alcoholic version incorporates champagne, which is a widely acceptable day-drinking choice. This delicious St. Germain cocktail is like a less fruity mimosa.
The traditional cocktail calls for soda water and champagne served over ice, but this variation of just champagne and the liqueur is extremely delicious as well (and packs more of a punch).
You can also serve this cocktail with a garnish of lemon, raspberries, or strawberries!
- 2 ounces St. Germain Liqueur
- 3 1/2 ounces dry champagne (or sparkling wine)
- Garnish: lemon peel (or strawberries or raspberries)
- Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Version
- 2 ounces elderflower drink concentrate
- 3 1/2 ounces sparkling water
Fill a champagne flute with 2 ounces of St. Germain liqueur.
Top the glass with dry champagne or sparkling wine.
Repeat for as many glasses as you like!