St-Germain ‘Delice de Sureau’ – a French elderflower liqueur – celebrated a ‘Harvest Party’ at Sydney’s Gin Garden on Wednesday night to mark the latest elderflower harvest which happens in France every spring.
Of course the event took place in the Southern hemisphere spring six months after the French harvest but that didn’t stop people getting into the spirit with St-Germain cocktails and a solo burlesque performance by Mercy St James.
“St-Germain is an incredible liqueur that is excellent on its own but is also amazingly versatile, which is why it has become so popular in so many great bars around the world,” says James France, Director of Vanguard Luxury Brands. A small shot into a gin and tonic gives a wonderful floral taste, or it goes perfectly into a white wine spritzer served tall on the rocks. St-Germain works beautifully in a Bellini-style cocktail or even in a margarita instead of orange liqueur. There is a recipe book with every bottle in case you need more ideas.”
St-Germain Delice de Sureau, the first liqueur crafted in the artisanal French style from 100% fresh, handpicked elderflowers, is the first product to be introduced by Cooper Spirits based in New York. St-Germain is the creation of Robert Cooper, a third generation distiller and one of the former owners of Chambord liqueur.