The St-Germain Spritz
This emblematic cocktail of the village is to be savored at Les Deux Magots.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés was missing a signature cocktail, which sums up the German-Pratin art of living with a glass on the terrace. An oversight repaired with the arrival of the St-Germain Spritz at the most emblematic café in the neighborhood, Les Deux Magots, of course.
From its creation, the St-Germain liqueur, imagined in 2007 by the American distiller Rob Cooper and owned by Bacardi, is a tribute to Paris and to a neighborhood steeped in history, a land of choice for intellectuals and artists from around the world.
Concentrated elderberry hand-picked in spring (1000 flowers are needed to obtain a 70 cl bottle), the St-Germain liqueur is floral and fruity, with notes of grapefruit, pear and citrus.
Its bottle, of remarkable vintage elegance, is a nod to 1920s France and the art deco style. Also, it quickly became the favorite liquor of bartenders.
In fact, by adding prosecco and sparkling water to the liqueur, Les Deux Magots offers the St-Germain Spritz, a must for terraces and aperitifs until sunset. Gone is the bitterness of the old Spritz, the Deux Magots cocktail is sweet, delicate and pure. A French delight for the most Parisian of cafés!
Discover the world of St-Germain liqueur
To be consumed in moderation.
Photo: © Bacardí-Martini