Respect Your Elderflowers


Our parents have told us time after time to respect our elders. So no fighting with Grandma over her Republican love, okay? But the elders we’re speaking of today are a little different than dear old Gran. We’re referring to the elderflower, to be exact. St. Germain is a delectable liqueur we’ve recently been introduced to and subsequently fell in love with. What is this strange delight? Well for those of you unfamiliar, St. Germain is made from elderflower blossoms gathered in the French Alps. Really. It’s difficult to put a finger on exactly how St. Germain tastes. It’s unlike all fruit, and lacks the syrupy content of many liqueurs. The sugar content is also much lower, which is healthier and better for those of us who can’t stand an overtly sweet cocktail. One delicious way to enjoy St. Germain is the traditional “St. Germain Cocktail,” a mixture of the liqueur, club soda, and champagne or dry white wine over ice. C’est magnifique!

So where can you find this delicious treat mixed into a potent cocktail in Boston? On our search for St. Germain, we got a shaking head from multiple bartenders, unfortunately. “We have something similar, if you’d like,” they said. No thanks. But luckily, we recall certain nights spent sitting at Beehive’s lower bar. The French-inspired location is ideal for laying back and enjoying a cocktail while listening to live jazz. However, our sources tell us one of the newest hotspots for enjoying a St. Germain cocktail is Drink, the Fort Point home of Boston celeb-chef Barbara Lynch’s new bar. So pop on by and pay your respects to your elders….Elderflowers, that is.

St. Germain [Official Site]
The Beehive [Official Site]
Drink [Official Site]

[Photo: Tipsy Texan]

Respect Your Elderflowers