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St-Germain 1370

August 31, September 1, 2, 3  2010 (part of Cocktail Chronicle)

I was asked if I knew any St-Germain, Basil, ‘Mojito’ type of drinks. Not really, but it sounded doable.

So I have been experimenting.

The combination can be endless but what comes down to is ‘likeability’. Personally, I prefer it strong with a undercurrent of bitterness. But that’s not the version I would serve when my friends come over. It’s not as … likable. After reading The Female Brain (Louann Brizendine, 2006), there is no shame to admit that I want to serve something that’s easy to like. Female brains are wired to want to make connections with other people.

I am predisposed to please. So I said it.

St-Germain 1370 (Makes 2):

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 0.4 oz St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.3 oz simple syrup
  • 2 strips of lemon peel
  • Say … oh, 8- 10 leaves of fresh basils (personal taste)
  • 4 oz sparking wine


  1. Chill 2 Champaign flutes.
  2. Muddle basils and lemon peels in a shaker with the simple syrup and lemon juice. Add rum and St-Germain.
  3. Before serving, strain the shaker through a fine sieve. Drop 1 -2 pieces of ice in each flute and divide the mixture equally.
  4. Top each flute with 2 oz sparking wine.

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