We had no idea we were tippling the "it" beverage. Introduced here in 2007, St.-Germaine is in the tradition of European herb and flower liqueurs like millefiori or Strega. Its flavor, which brings to mind hints of pear, lychee and citrus, was a natural with gin, lemon and wines. An ideal summer-weight ingredient, and it's been quickly taken up by mixologists. "It screams refreshing" one bartender told the New York Times, which recently wrote up St.-Germaine cocktails in its "Noticed" column.
I'll raise my glass to that. And I'd love to hear what other glorious cocktail concoctions are possible with my new favorite liqueur.