St Germain Cocktail Adventures

Popup St Germain Cocktail Corner at LMDW Fine Spirits

6 carrefour de l’Odeon

75006 Paris

Tel: 01 46 34 70 20

I’ve mentioned before that one of the fun parts of writing a cocktail blog is meeting other interesting cocktail-minded people when they pass through Paris.Another upside is getting to take part in various cocktail related events.Earlier this month I made a stop into La Maison du Whiskey’s new boutique (LMDW Fine Spirits) for the Women’s Spirit Society St Germain tasting.

I’m admittedly a bit reserved when it comes to brand sponsored events and bars. But, if I like the brand, I’m more than happy to get on board. And, I do like St Germain. Although it’s made in France (from hand-picked elderflower blossoms), when it hit the scene and became a bit of a darling in the cocktail world, it was nearly impossible to find here. I’m happy to see it being featured in Paris now – as are my friends in the U.S. who no longer have to lug bottles over for me.

The nice people of LMDW and St Germain made it an enjoyable evening with munchies, an informative tasting and the “St Germain Cocktail Corner” upstairs.I was happy to see Carina (formerly of the Experimental Cocktail Club) behind the bar and even happier after she mixed me up a delicious Amaro Sour.Towards the end of the evening, her fellow barman, Stan, impressed with a fire-y display of St Germain Blazers.

Sounds fun, no?Well, you don’t have to write a cocktail blog to try these tasty concoctions.During December the Cocktail Corner has been open to the public on Thursday and Friday evenings.I passed by last night and had a Traditional Elderfashion (St Germain, Elijah Craig 12 year Bourbon, bitters).

So, stop into the store, ogle the many pretty bottles lining the shelves on the main floor and then head upstairs to the pop-up bar.But, time’s running out.The Cocktail Corner is only open one more night: 23 December from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. So make a point to pass through and try one of those yummy Amaro sours or the featured drink of the night the Sake Blossom.

8 Comments on St Germain Cocktail Adventures

  1. Thanks for the tip, Forest! A pre-holiday rush Amero Sour sounds just about perfect.

  2. if you decide to stop in, let me know. I'm leaving early the next morning, but I might swing by as well!

  3. what a coincidence, i passed that place yesterday, and noticed it was new because before it was a flower shop where i sometimes bought stuff.

  4. hi Columbine!

    You should stop in there some time and take a look at their selection (there's a basement area too with more stuff) It's a fun shop. I think they will do some other tastings and things in the bar in the new year as well.

  5. Corinne @ Gourmantic // January 3, 2011 at 02:35 //

    The Sake Blossom sounds divine!

    Next time I'm in Paris, I'm going to have to make a lot of time to try some of your recommendations. Who need sleep, n'est-ce pas?

  6. Forest, is there a cocktail bar you would recommend near the Bonne Nouvelle station?

  7. hi Columbine:

    La Conserverie is my favorite stop in that area. Timothe behind the bar is very nice and interested in cocktails. Also, Joseph who used to work at Mama Shelter is working there sometimes, now, too and he's really good. If you stop in there, pass a hello onto them for me!

  8. Islington hotels // February 17, 2011 at 21:03 //

    Looks promising. worth trying a cocktail there.Thanks for the useful information.

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