Spring has sprung, and there's no better way to celebrate the beginning of the season than with St-Germain. Made from handpicked elderflowers native to France, it makes an elegant addition whether you’re planning a romantic picnic for two or partying outdoors with friends. Its subtle flavor allows it to pair easily with complementary spirits. A classic celebratory pairing combines St-Germain with Champagne, but bartenders in Philadelphia are using it with more than just bubbly. Vodka, gin, rye, rum, tequila and bourbon all play well with St-Germain. See Eater’s map of where to find St-Germain in and out of the bottle. À votre santé!
Rum Bar on Walnut Street is making some of the most delicious cocktails in town, and has been for years now. Owner and career mixologist Adam Kanter has the city's largest collection of rum, and a bevy of housemade infused liquors that add a layer of depth to each and every cocktail in the building. They recently released their Spring drink menu, and the Cucumber Sour is one of the best. Featuring none other than St-Germain.
1 oz. Cucumber infused rum
.5 oz. Citrus rum
.5 oz. St-Germain
juice of two lemons
Shake, strain and top with simple syrup, served over ice.