Jazz Age Lawn Party cocktail recipes with St-Germain

The Jazz Age Lawn Party, which was held this weekend, is sponsored by St-Germain.

Jazz Age Lawn Party, June 2014 A prohibition-era party wouldn't be complete without some gin-based cocktails by St-Germain.
Credit: Walter Wlodarcyzk

 

For the sixth year, St-Germain is a sponsor of the bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island.The event — which involves live music, picnics, dance and drinks, with most of its participants going all-out in 1920s garb — has been around for nine years, and it's hosted by Michael Arenella, who also performs live music at the events.

 

This weekend (Aug. 16-17) was the second and final flapper fest of 2014. Whether you couldn't snag tickets before they sold out or you're trying to make the fun last a little longer, you can take the speakeasy spirit home with these four signature cocktails.

 

(We recommend playing some jazz music by Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra while you imbibe, of course!)

 

FilipWolak-JazzAgeJune-6971 The St-Germain Cocktail is at the far right, with the Sangria Flora in front of it. Also pictured are the Strike Up the Band, far left, and the Flapper's Delight in front of it.
Credit: Filip Wolak


TheSt-GermainCocktail


by Hillary Choo, St-Germain brand ambassador

Ingredients:

2 parts Martini Prosecco
1½ partsSt-Germain
2 parts club soda

Instructions:

Stir ingredients in a tall ice-filled Collins glass, mixing completely. Think of Paris circa 1947. Garnish with a lemon twist. (Variation: Think of Sartre circa 1947. Be the lemon twist.)

Sangria Flora


by Hillary Choo, St-Germain brand ambassador

Ingredients:

1 bottlesauvignon blanc or dry white wine
1 cup St-Germain
2 fresh peaches
5-6 fresh strawberries
6 fresh raspberries
1 bunch fresh grapes

Instructions:

Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes (or longer if desired). Serve in an ice-filled glass, then telephone your physician and regale him with stories of your exemplary fruit consumption. Serve withSt-Germainspoon-straws to enjoy the fruit while drinking.

Strike Up the Band


by Julie Reiner, Clover Club mixologist

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Bombay Dry Gin
¾ oz. St-Germain
¾ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
¼ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. simple syrup

Instructions:

Muddle one large strawberry in simple syrup. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

Flapper's Delight


by Julie Reiner, Clover Club mixologist

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Bombay Dry Gin
¾ oz. St-Germain
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. simple syrup

Instructions:

Fresh mint leaves muddled with simple syrup. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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