Valentine’s Day is here, but don’t worry because St-Germain has you covered. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or partying with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Chicago are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
Rebar at the Trump International Hotel and Towers draws a swanky crowd looking to have cocktails with a view. However, they're in for a treat when the Pink Affair, with St-Germain, champagne and a variety of fresh berries, makes its return for Valentine's Day. Manager and mixologist Michael Koury originally created the drink for New Year's Eve, but guests loved it so much, they decided to bring it back. Calling it an extremely popular and beautiful cocktail, Khoury said the drink, served in a Bordeaux glass on the rocks accompanied by a St-Germain spoon to help eat the berries, is "as grand and fabulous as our parties."
Fresh medley of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
1.5 oz. St-Germain
5 oz. Champagne
Combine the St-Germain, champagne, and berries into a Bordeaux glass and enjoy.