St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail #SundaySupper

If you’re a fan of the classic gin and tonic, shake things up by adding a splash of elderflower liqueur and savor every sip of your St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail!! I served these on the 4th of July and they were a HUGE hit!

St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail | A phenomenal twist on the classic with a splash of elderberry liqueur!

 St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail

Are you familiar with St. Germain? Made with fresh, hand-picked elderflower blossoms, it’s an artisan French liqueur  sold in a stunning art deco bottle. A few years ago, I stocked my liquor cabinet with this versatile spirit to make some festive Pear Cosmopolitans for my book club.  This Elderflower Sangria also caught my attention. Sweet and floral, it’s a lovely compliment to both the gin and lime in a gin and tonic. Plus it turns a commonplace cocktail into something extraordinary!

St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail | A phenomenal twist on the classic with a splash of elderberry liqueur!

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St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail | A phenomenal twist on the classic with a splash of elderberry liqueur!

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A spectacular twist on the classic gin and tonic with a splash of St. Germain liqueur.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 wedge of lime (or lemon)
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 1 ounce St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • 3 ounces tonic water
  • 1 slice or a few thin lime wedges to garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Squeeze the lime wedge into a "rocks" glass (short, wide glass). Fill glass with ice.
  2. Add gin, St. Germain and stir. Add tonic water and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime or add 2 or three lime wedges to the glass. Cheers!
Notes
I made this cocktail with a 1:2 ratio of gin to tonic. If you prefer, you can use a 1:1 ratio.
I like my gin and tonics with lime, but you can also use lemon or even orange in place of the lime.

 St. Germain Gin and Tonic Cocktail | A phenomenal twist on the classic wit

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Comments

  1. Your French drink does sound like the perfect way to make a party festival. Love the idea that the brew is made of elderflowers. P.s. I believe St. Germaine was also a teacher who could allegedly turn metal into diamonds…or something like that!

  2. Very refreshing.. a perfect summer cocktail, Liz.

  3. Going to have to try this one! Love the elderflower! Yum!

  4. I love a simple and easy summer cocktail! So perfect for sitting on the deck in the evening after a long day of working!

  5. Liz – what a great idea! Gin and Tonic is my quick drink go to and I almost always have the St Germain on hand! Thanks

  6. Time to give this new one a try! sounds refreshing!

  7. I absolutely love St. Germain. What a fun way to refresh a classic drink!

  8. I love a good gin and tonic! I’ll be trying this one soon!

  9. I love a good G&T. I haven’t tried St. Germain but now I’m intrigued and might just have to buy a bottle.

  10. Wow. I’ve had this in cocktails when we’ve gone out but never at home. Loving this Sunday Supper btw! 🙂

  11. I love gin &n tonic, but I do like to change things up. The elderberry liquor sounds awesome!

  12. Sounds like a really refreshing cocktail. Great for a summer party.

  13. Thanks Liz, for not one but two recipes using St. Germaine. I have a bottle in my liquor cabinet from a recipe that I made and had no idea what to do with it until now.

  14. This sounds like such a sophisticated drink–can’t wait to try.

  15. My husband loves St. Germain. I’m going to have to make hime one,

  16. So pretty. I will check our LCBO if they have this extraordinary spirit.

  17. Fabulous pick, dear! xoxo

  18. I absolutely LOVE this idea. So simple and refreshing and it’s a great way to cut through the insipid sweetness of St. Germaine with the bitter bite of quinine. GREG

  19. I am glad Elderberry liquor is available here in the US , it’s such a tasty drink. I will make your pear cosmopolitan for my next book club meeting.

  20. This French cocktail sounds so wonderful and festive. This would be perfect for a summer treat.

  21. I never tried St. Germain. This drink will remedy that!

  22. I love how cool and refreshing this looks! I am looking forward to making your recipe. I haven’t used Elderflower liqueur yet, and I am very intrigued!

  23. I’m a big fan of G&Ts and I love this variation.

  24. The G&T has become one of my go-to drinks. Definitely trying your version soon – I have a bottle of St Germain that I’ve been experimenting with, but have yet to find a recipe that I love with it. I’m betting this will be it. 🙂

  25. Been a Long time since I last made cocktails at home. Cool drink, Liz! xoxo

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