A Love Letter to St-Germain

Dear St-Germain,

I had my first sip of you two years ago and since then we have been inseparable. I always have you stocked at home, and you’re the star in one of my very favorite cocktails ever. I order you (with champagne) at restaurants and bars and taverns and even the occasional club, and you never fail to please me with your sweet, captivating flavor.

Thank you for not being jealous of tequila and vodka and wine. And thank you for being so charming that most of my girl friends have fallen in love with you too.

Last week, some of your (and my) favorite ladies got together for a little patio party in your honor.

That’s Megan, Meghan, Elizabeth, Emily (our gracious host) and Daisy – this was while we were waiting for the beautiful Amy. We all agreed that each of us will create a cocktail, and also bring some canapes to share.

my contribution was a limoncello drink topped with St-Germain

And because we think you go so well with different kinds of foods, we had an abundance of nibbles that night:

spicy soppressata and different kinds of cheeses (sheep tartufo and pecorino)

some gorgeous olives

cheesy, salty parmesan crisps with an heirloom tomato salad

savory ricotta and cucumber crepes

blueberry-goat cheese crostinis

teeny little St-Germain tea cakes

chocolate chip cookie dough truffles

and luscious lemon tarts

Did we think you went well with all these things (as well as a few other undocumented foods)? Yes, you certainly did.

As for the cocktails – well, we knew that once we put you in a drink that it would be sublime  – so we all came up with some St-Germain libations:

Emily made a peach and St-Germain spritzer

Megan made Sangria Flora

And there were a few more that my camera didn’t get to capture: Amy’s St. Honore 75 cocktails, Meghan’s pitcher of lemony basil concoction, and Daisy’s white wine-gin-and St.Germain mix.

we also had a non-alcoholic ginger-peach drink topped with frozen blueberries

We had the most fun, summer evening together! We were so happy to enjoy a night filled with laughter, food, and you. I am sure that we’ll be with you again soon.

from all of us, to you, avec l'amour

Oh and St-Germain, I don’t care if the dash in your name makes for bad SEO. I also don’t care that you’re not really a saint. (But really, who is?)




28 Responses to “A Love Letter to St-Germain”

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) posted August 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I cannot decide if the cookie dough truffles or the blueberry goat cheese looks tastier. I would have to eat both. Looks like fun!

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    Elizabeth posted August 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Such a fun evening, so good to see you!

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    christina posted August 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Oooh I love St. Germain too! The first time I had it was in a St. Germain cocktail — soooo good! I like the sound of the cocktail you had on your birthday too!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted August 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Dear St. Germain, I feel the same way!! (Love this post – and great to kick back with you last week!)

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    Lizzy posted August 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Wow, everything looks so delicious!!!

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    Sue/the view from great island posted August 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    This looks like the kind of rollicking good time that only good gal-pals can have together. The drinks sound great and the food…let’s just say each one of those little dishes deserves a post of its own!

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    Michelle Collins posted August 24, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Haha, I love how this is a love letter!

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    Daisy posted August 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    such a cute way to pay homage to our favorite elixir. well done my friend!

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    A Plum By Any Other Name posted August 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Sounds like a lovely night … with fantastic food as well as drink. Very impressive. I had “the saint” with some bubbly this past weekend and–boy–is it impressive. Cheers!

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    Renee {Eat.Live.Blog} posted August 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I LOVE the instagram picture of you all! It looks like a postcard!

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    Amy posted August 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Wonderful posting, darling! You are right I need to start blogging again pronto. You are an inspiration! Your pics are gorge and making me very hungry :)

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat posted August 24, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    What an AMAZING spread of food and drinks! I’ve never tasted St-Germain but now I’m curious!

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    Alaina posted August 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    That is so my kind of party!! I would love to attend one sometime. ;-) Looks like you all had a great time! One of my favorite cocktails from the Back Bay Social Club has St. Germain in it.

    Look forward to seeing you on Friday!

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    Maris (InGood Taste) posted August 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Everything looks so good and the photos are great!

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    Megan posted August 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I love this love letter! That is just how I feel about St-Germain too. Luckily, there’s plenty to go around. No girl fights here! :) Loved your drink and cookie dough truffles! Oh and the sausage!

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    Meghan@travelwinedine posted August 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love this post! :)

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    Michelle posted August 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    What an adorable love letter!

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    Clarkie @ Beloved Green posted August 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    What a fun get-together with so many amazing treats!

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    Sues posted August 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Can I just say I *love* that you wrote a love letter to St. Germain?! I hope it writes back :) But seriously, St. Germain is amazing!

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    Errign posted August 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Love this post. Lots of good eats & drinks!

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight posted August 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Oh man! I came across a blog post yesterday where someone made little almond cakes with St-Germain icing! Can’t remember the name of the blog, but you should totally google it. They sounded like they’d be right up your alley!

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal posted August 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Looks like you had SO much fun!
    That sangria looks so yummy:)

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      Bianca Garcia posted August 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Paige, yup the white sangria was definitely yummy! It was just St-Germain and white wine, topped with fresh berries.

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    Kim K posted August 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

    i have never had st-germain and now i want to try it ASAP!!!

    let’s try to get together at some point whats left of this summer or early this fall!!

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    Melanie posted August 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    I love St. Germain too… we just had a recipe contest and one of the top recipes was a cocktail with tequila & St. Germain that was SO good. All of this food looks amazing too! :)

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    Hannah posted August 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Squeee! I would like my entire weekend to involve nothing but truffle cheese on parmesan crisps, amazing blueberry goats cheese canapes, and friends. :)

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    Rachel @Healthy_Chicks posted August 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    What a fun evening! Not gonna lie, this post made my mouth water.

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