The St. Germain Cocktail

(This might be my favorite post from Brian ever.)

Valentine’s Day is stupid.  Yea I said it.  It is completely commercialized and forces people to buy extremely overpriced flowers and chocolates for a loved one when they really should be doing that more regularly than once a freaking year.  I seriously do not need my calendar telling me when I need to be nice to my wife.  Here’s a novel idea, be nice all the time.  Maybe throw in a flower or two for good measure. (I train ’em good.)


Now I know that not everyone can afford to spend $50+ dollars regularly on flowers and treats for their sweetheart, so they use the one day a year as an excuse.  But I’m here to tell you that you can be romantic all of the time on a budget.  Here are some ideas:

  1. Single rose.  When Whit and I were dating long distance, every time I would pick her up from the airport I would get her a single red rose.  Costs like $8 and she freaking loved it.  +5 love points
  2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (2 pack).  Any girls that wants expensive truffles more than a plain old Reese’s cup isn’t worth being with.  +1 love point  (True and Duh.)
  3. Open the car door.  SHIT IS FREE!  +3 love points  (He’s on a roll here.)
  4. Cook a nice meal.  This one could get expensive and be time consuming but its worth the most points.  +8 love points (Actually, just take me out, please. Have you ever eaten Brian’s dinner?)
  5. Drop a berry.  Seriously, buy some champagne or prosecco, and drop a berry in it.  Strawberry, raspberry, or blackberry will do.  Guaranteed to class up the night.  +3 love points.


I’m going to take my last suggestion a bit further (I mean it is Thirsty Thursday).  If you really want to class up an evening with some berried bubbles, then I recommend the St. Germain cocktail.  I actually found this drink for the first time on a recent trip to Breckenride.  This beverage is a combination of a dry champagne/prosecco, soda water, and St. Germain.  It is one of St. Germain’s featured cocktails and it is great.  Girls love it.  It is a great way to class up any evening and show your loved one how much you care, but I guess if you follow the “one day a year” motto you better get yourself to a liquor store quick and pick up some St. Germain.


The St. Germain Cocktail

By Brian, February 14, 2013

The St. Germain Cocktail

NOTE:  The below makes a single serving but I recommend making more so you can share.



Combine the ingredients in a glass (do not shake or stir).  Pour the mixture into a smaller glass over ice.  Garnish with a strawberry.



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Brian is the Chief Taste Tester, Mixologist, and Resident CSS Wizard at Whit's Amuse Bouche. When he's not writing code, you can find him with a brown drink in one hand, and a hairbrush in the other. He prefers Colorado-raised lamb to all other meats. View all posts by Brian →

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