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Amanda’s California Cocktail

By January 30, 2021No Comments
St. Germain Cocktail with Grapefruit
St. Germain Cocktail with Grapefruit

Amanda's California Cocktail

Amanda Haas
I am obsessed with St-Germain, the elderflower liqueur that takes everything from basic to delightful in one sip. It pairs so nicely with floral gins and vodkas. I love to use it when friends tell me they only like vodka, but want something a little different. A splash of this in your vodka cocktail along with some citrus feels like what the rest of the world imagines life to be like in California- light, sunny, and happy! If you prefer to serve this up, it would be delicious shaken and served in a martini glass without the added soda water or garnishes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 1/2 oz high-quality vodka, such as Blue Ice, Tito's, or Grey Goose
  • 1/2 oz St-Germain liqueur
  • 1 slice of grapefruit plus 1 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
  • Soda water
  • 1 sprig rosemary


  • Combine the vodka, St. Germain, and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake.
  • Strain into a has that has ice cubes in it. Add the slice of grapefruit so it's sitting vertically in the glass.
  • Top with soda water and garnish with a rosemary sprig. Serve.
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