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Oysters And St-Germain


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!

The Sansom Street seafood paradise that is Oyster House has a long and storied history among martini drinkers. But that history was almost lost after the original owners sold the joint many years ago. But a few years back when the original owners, Sam Mink and family, re-bought the place they brought back a serious and modern cocktail program for the new generation of oyster lovers with them. The power of St-Germain can be found within this program. Try out the Oyster House Martini Au Poire to see what we mean.

Oyster House Martini Au Poire

2 oz. Pear Vodka
1 oz. Sauvignon Blanc
1/8 oz. St-Germain

Combine in mixing glass with ice. Shake. Strain into martini glass. Serve with orange twist.

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