Two glasses of gin and tonics garnished with lime wedges.
Beverages,  Recipes

St. Germain Gin & Tonic

I’ve been wanting to try St. Germain liqueur for a while now, but didn’t want to buy a whole bottle before tasting it. I was pleasantly surprised today when I was stocking up on some liquor store essentials, I was offered a cocktail containing St. Germain. It was fantastic! It’s an elderflower liqueur and I can’t describe the flavor…it’s really different and I knew right then that I needed to buy a bottle. The drink I tried had champagne, St. Germain and club soda. I went home and looked on their website to see what I could make, and I found this recipe – a revamped gin & tonic. It was awesome. I’m so glad I finally tried this out, and I’ll definitely be experimenting with more drinks that use this fabulous liqueur soon!

Two glasses of gin and tonics garnished with lime wedges.

St. Germain Gin & Tonic
St. Germain

1½ parts Gin*
1 part St-Germain
3 parts Tonic Water

Method: Combine all ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass and stir well. Garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy. Check mirror for halo. If halo fails to appear, substitute lemon wedge for lime.

* Preferably Plymouth, Hendrick’s or a superb London Dry Gin

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Katy ~

    I like the flavor of gin (thinking of a rob roy even as I write this) so will have to look for the St. Germain. Is it sweet or bitter?

  • Ashley

    It’s sweet and floral – very unique. The store I got it from had small bottles to sample, too. The bottles are beautifully shaped!

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