Archive of tag: St Germain

Cucumber Lime Cooler

Sunday, September 25th, 2011 | Recipies, Uncategorized | No Comments

This recipe was inspired by a fabulous cucmber lime martini I had at Colonie, the hottest new restaurant to open in Brooklyn Heights this past year.

If you don’t have a juicer, you can leave out the juiced cucumber and just use sliced cucumber. This makes more of a refreshing limeade, which is also quite delicious, but less cucumber-y and bright green.

I personally prefer this recipe made with gin. I think it holds up better to the sweetness of St. Germaine – especially good with an herbal gin like Hendrick’s. Last night, though, I made this recipe for my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and we chose to use vodka, since my mom isn’t a huge gin fan. Either way works!

In a medium sized punch bowl, mix the following over a mixture of ice cubes and small blocks of ice:

  • 1 – 1.5L Gin or Vodka (depending on strength desired)
  • 1 Bottle St Germaine
  • 3 English (hot house) Cucumbers – 2 juiced, 1 sliced thin
  • 15 – 18 Limes – juiced
  • 2 L Club Soda

Note: To make small blocks of ice, freeze water in small to medium-sized tupperware containers overnight. If you boil the water (then let it cool) before freezing, it will freeze completely clear without bubbles.

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Oaxacan Monk

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Recently, we went to Martha’s Vineyard with a huge group of people we did not know. By the end of the Oaxacan Monk, we knew them well.

Very well.


In a medium-sized punch bowl, mix the following over a 1 lb bag of ice:

  • 1 Liter Bottle White Tequila (or Mezcal)
  • 1 Bottle St. Germaine
  • 3 Cups Lemon
  • 1/2 Cup Amaro
  • 3 T Sweet Vermouth

NOTE: To make this as a cocktail, combine the following and shake vigorously. Serve over ice.

  • 2 Cups White Tequila (or Mezcal)
  • 1.5 Cups St. Germaine
  • 1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 T Amaro
  • Splash Sweet Vermouth

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St Germain Punch

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 | Recipies | No Comments

It is clear that 2010 was the year of the St Germain cocktail. While the this tasty elderflower liquor has been around for years, it experienced something of a renaissance in 2010; appearing on drink menus from the Upper West Side all the way to Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn. So it was only fitting that this year’s New Year’s Eve punch should feature it so boldly! I could drink this punch all day (or night) long. Just be warned…it goes down easy. Too easy.

St Germain Punch

  • 1 Liter Dry Gin
  • 3/4 Liter St Germain
  • 1/2 Gallon Pink Graperfruit Juice
  • Bag of Ice

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