Hand-picked in Southern California

Shortly after it was launched in 2007, Saint Germain became all the rage and I used it a bit until I got tired of it after going through a couple of bottles. It’s not that it’s a bad product, but at the time it seemed that a disproportionate number of new drinks coming from bartenders with little imagination involved St Germain. A lot of these drinks tend to have a similar flavor profile and can be slightly on the sweet side. St Germain got nicknamed “bartender ketchup” which sounds about right – it is really a solution of facility. When you have a drink that is interesting but is not quite there yet – just add a bar spoon or too of this magical ingredient and it will make everything taste better…

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