During the holidays, I like to buy a big bottle of St-Germain, mostly because the bottle is so beautiful and I'm a sucker for great packaging, but also because I just love the delicate elderflower flavor. Made from hand-picked elderflowers, it's a delightful and unusual addition to cocktails.

St-Germain goes well with almost everything, from whisky to tequila, but The Hummingbird cocktail combines delicate champagne bubbles with sparkling water and a lemon twist. This refreshing cocktail won't leave you feeling tipsy after a drink or two, but it's still incredibly celebratory and perfect for the holiday season. Are you craving one yet? Keep reading for the recipe.

The Hummingbird Cocktail

The Hummingbird Cocktail

St. Germain Hummingbird Cocktail Recipe


2 ounces brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine
1 1/2 ounces St-Germain
2 ounces club soda or sparkling water
Lemon twist, for garnish


I used a sparkling rosé and I loved the rosy color of the cocktail. If you don't have a Collins glass, a large wine glass or goblet is a nice alternative.

  1. Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely.
  2. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Makes 1 drink.