If you're feeling a bit bored with your current go-to bar order, we've found the perfect upgrade: the St-Germain spritz. St-Germain or vie Parisienne en bouteille (Parisian life in a bottle), is an elderflower liqueur created in France from hand-picked wild elderflower blossoms found in the foothills of Europe — already sounding more romantic than any date you could hope to go on? Yep, we thought so too.
The liqueur is completely natural (no preservatives, additives or stabilisers), goes great with sparkling, and each bottle is numbered to reflect the year the flowers were picked. Sweet, huh?
Below is how we like it best, in a spritz with a twist of lime. Make some up this Valentine's day to inspire some romantic Parisian vibes — maybe even some French kissing!
- 45ml St-Germain elderflower liquer
60ml Champagne or dry white wine
60ml sparkling water
Stir all ingredients over ice, and garnish with a lemon twist.