St. Germain: you’ve seen the bottle, heard the rumors and wondered to yourself, “I must have that lovely bottle but what to make with it?” Well here are a few delicious suggestions.

After a couple of these babies you will feel like Judy Garland in the Easter Parade.

For a different twist (literally) I opted for Ponderosa and Meyer lemons available at Kings. The gorgeous barware is from Little Cricket, one of my favorite stores in Baristaville. If you are tired of cramped, dusty, snooty antique stores then you must get to Little Cricket. Lori and Loren are welcoming and so helpful. The store is filled with treasures, old and new, making living creatively easier.

St. Germain is an Elder flower Liquor. Sweet and slightly floral, lemon seems to heighten these flavors. Ponderosa lemons are large and taste like a cross between a citron and a lemon, so slightly more tart and crisp. Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between an orange and a lemon, so slightly more sweet.

Here’s a recipe for the Elderflower- Lemon cocktail. It just needs a name. Leave your suggestions in the comments.

  • St. Germain
  • Vodka
  • Lemon
  • Seltzer
  • Ice

In a semi-tall cocktail glass place (with your fantastic ice tongs from Little Cricket) about 3-4 ice cubes. Then pour in one shot of vodka and a shot and a half of St. Germain. Fill glass with about 6-8oz of seltzer and a squeeze of lemon. Stir and drink.

St. Germain also tastes wonderful when added to a dry white wine as well as Prosecco or Cava.

Crystal stemware- German 1950’s, set of 6 $65
Vintage Ice tongs-$12
Vintage bar spoon-$10
Vintage candy shop counter dish-$22
Available at Little Cricket, 416 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair.
All Items through the store will be 15-40% off March 18-20.

St. Germain available at Magnolia Wines. Ponderosa and Meyer lemons available at Kings.

What to do with the lovely St. Germain bottle when it’s empty? I washed the label and glue off then I filled it with lavender bath gel and recapped. I don’t set it on the side of the tub or in the shower as it is glass. I am planning on making my own Limoncello and using an empty bottle for that too.

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