In a nutshell: A delicately sweet and elegant Elderflower liqueur distilled in France.
The lowdown: Very distinctive in its stylish art deco bottle St-Germain elderflower liqueur is made with handpicked elder flowers from the French Alps which are then macerated in alcohol and sweetened with sugar before bottling at 20% ABV. Naturally the elderflowers stand out, but there are also hints of tropical fruits, peaches. Citrus and a touch of honeysuckle. It's great to enjoy it straight over ice, but also ideal for cocktails, or mixed with white, or sparkling wine.
Created in 2007 by American Robert Cooper of New York's Coopers Spirits Co after he spotted a gap in the market for an alcoholic elderflower liqueur. After being hailled as one of the most influential cocktail components in recent years the brand was sold to the Bacardi company in 2013.