St. Germain is one of my favorite liqueurs and is an elderflower liqueur imported from France. I love the flavors, and I add it to dry white wines, champagnes, sangrias, punch, G & Ts, vodka, and several other drinks. It is also quite tasty in lemonade. It doesn't take much of this nectar to take a drink from blah to a party in your mouth and everyone is invited. There is a slightly floral but also a honey fruity quality to it. I feel it really brings out the subtle flavors of to whatever it is added. It can be found in most liquor stores and runs around $31 and up. You cannot, however, find it in most bars. Come on, bars, you have one job. It is a specialty liqueur and not in high demand, possibly only because in the States, we just don't really have elderflowers and the subsequent wines and such; therefore, many places don't carry it. St. Germain has an entertaining website, and there you can read all about how it is made and find recipes. You can find recipes here but only the ones we have made. St. Germain comes in a beautiful bottle, and each is individually numbered.
It's probably best to try it in a mixed drink before tasting it straight because it isn't going to be everyone's cup o' tea neat. The smell of it is like angels sighing though. In her book The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart gives the opinion, "No other spirit tastes quite so much like a meadow in bloom; if one tries to imagine what honeybees taste when they dive between a flower's petals, this drink is sure it." That book was the catalyst of my cocktail obsession. So awesome. Just as awesome as St. Germain.
I highly recommend buying this in a "shooter" to try it before committing to the full bottle. Small 2 oz. bottles can be found in most quality liquor stores.
J's Bastardized St. Germain G & T