This is one of those posts I planned on getting up a while ago. With a French liqueur it was going to be my tie in to the Tour de France. Seeing as how the race ended last weekend that clearly didn’t happen!
We first saw St. Germain on a cocktail menu at the tapas restaurant we went to for Ewan’s birthday last year and were intrigued. It took us some time, but we finally got a bottle. After some research I found the Blueberry Smash. This is our take on it. The timing was perfect since we just picked two gallons of blueberries!
St. Germain is a French elderflower liqueur. The flavor is absolutely wonderful for the summer with hints of grapefruit, pear and peach. It is really a unique fruity flavor, something you can’t quite put your finger on.
It is traditionally used as an aperitif, something that gets you ready to digest a meal. Take some champagne, St. Germain and sparkling water with a twist of lemon and you are set. Something to sip slowly while enjoying life. The French do know how to relax and enjoy a good meal after all!
St. Germain pairs absolutely wonderful with citrus so I used both lemon and lime slices. Add some blueberries and mint, smash it all together and it is just wonderful. A light and fruity drink for a relaxing summer’s day. Sit back, relax and enjoy life a little! I have some research to do…can I grow elderflower here in the South to make my own elderflower syrup and liqueur??
1/4 c. blueberries
1 slice lemon, quartered
1 slice lime, quartered
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. St. Germain
Fresh mint leaves to taste (a small handful if you like it a lot)
Muddle the blueberries, lemon and lime slices and mint in the bottom of a glass. Pour in the vodka and St. Germain, stir and add ice.
Yields 1 serving