St-Germain and Currant Sparkler

by James Stevenson

I have been looking for an elegant seasonal drink that I could serve at a party this weekend. I wanted a drink that was easy to assemble but also represented what was seasonal. I walked into the market the other day and found some beautiful white currants. I knew at first sight that I had to purchase them to use in a cocktail! They look sweet but they are really sour so I knew I needed to pair them with something that would balance the sour. After glancing at my bar I knew I had to use St-Germain to elevate this beautiful fruit. St-Germain is something that everyone should have in their bar because it is so versatile. I use it simply to add a kick to champagne, cave or prosecco.

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It will turn your ordinary gin and tonic or glass of champagne into something exotic, sensual, and flowery. This drink is no exception and the St-Germain actually showcases the currants instead over overpowering the sparkler. I would suggest using a dry sparking so that the flavors from the St-Germain and currants can shine. For my party this weekend I will be assembling the St-Germain, lemon juice, and currants beforehand and then topping off each glass with sparkling right before the guest arrive. Are you looking for a fresh, fragrant, and seasonal drink for your next party or night at home? If so, make this easy St-Germain and Currant Sparkler!

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • 1.5 ounces St- Germain Liqueur
  • 12  white currants and more to garnish
  • 4 + ounces of champagne depending in flute

Garnish: Currants

Instructions:

  1. In a small glass add St. Germain Liqueur, lemon juice, and currants
  2. Muddle mixture then strain into a champagne glass
  3. Top off glass with champagne
  4. Garnish with currants

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