How to enjoy St Maur

There are lots of ways to enjoy St Maur. Here are a few of our favourites.

St Maur

The balance achieved in St Maur gives it a versatility that makes it ideal for sipping, mixing, and cocktails.  On its own St Maur is an award winning premium wild elderflower liqueur.

Drink St Maur on its own, but perhaps not on your own….  St Maur’s rich elderflower perfume is evocative of summer.  Just open the bottle, take in the unmistakeable aroma, pour glasses to share.  Take time to appreciate the beauty and the colour.  Enjoy the warm spirit.

A beautiful aperitif any time of the year.

Fire and Ice

“Elder” comes from an Anglo Saxon word meaning fire.  Pour the warm spirit of St Maur and drop in some ice.

Fire and ice.  Summer is coming.

St Maur and Soda

Recycle your old Gin & Tonic glass.  St Maur and Soda.  Lovely.

One or two measures of St Maur, a squeeze of lime, drop in some ice, pour in some soda water, and give it a stir. Then top up with soda water to taste, and pop in the lime wedge to garnish.

Hugo St Maur

For cocktails, let’s start with a classic.  Whilst we have relatives who rode with William the Conqueror, we haven’t actually come across an ancestor named Hugo St Maur.  But our mixologist definitely knows a good contemporary cocktail and St Maur makes probably the best Hugo cocktail in the world.  This is a personal summer favourite.

St Maur, ice, freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh mint leaves, prosecco. Make it in the glass.

Laughing Cavalier

The Laughing Cavalier is a summer garden party drink which can only be made with St Maur.  It celebrates our direct family connection with the Wallace Collection in London.

Made to a variation of a Tom Collins, the Laughing Cavalier by St Maur is perhaps the perfect drink to been seen with.  St Maur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, ice, soda water. Use a twist of lemon peel and a Maraschino cherry to garnish.

The Can Do Cocktail

Another sublime garden party drink unique to St Maur.  Created in association with the good folks at Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), this is a variation on a Moscow Mule, using St Maur to replace vodka.  “Can Do” sums up the spirit of the RDA, and captures our ethos at Drink St Maur so well too.

St Maur shaken with freshly squeezed lime juice, topped up with ginger beer.  Garnish with a long horse’s neck lime peel twist.

Pink Moon

St Maur works so well with citrus.  No more so than in this delicious and delicate champagne cocktail.  This is the drink we share and enjoy with Chinese members of our family to celebrate Spring Festival.  Translated its name means “Pink Moon”.

St Maur, freshly squeezed red pomelo juice, shaken with ice, topped up with champagne (actually in the picture it is a good English sparkling), and, of course, in the year of the Ox, garnished with a pomelo peel “ox tail” twist.

St Maur Soixante Quinze

This is another great demonstration of St Maur with citrus and champagne, the St Maur take on the classic French champagne cocktail, the 75.

St Maur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a dash of vanilla extract, shaken with ice then topped up with champagne.

Royal Mistress

Elegant, rich, intriguing, like its namesake, with this twist on St Maur we honour Isabella Ingram-Seymour-Conway, 2nd Marchioness of Hertford.  Isabella was the mistress of the Prince Regent in the early 19th century, the lead role in our family’s own regency drama.

Cut a small slice in the side of one or two frozen blackcurrants and drop them into a glass of St Maur premium elderflower liqueur just before serving.

Dandy Partridge

The Dandy Partridge is a signature cocktail of China Grey, who like us are from the Heart of England. It is made uniquely with St Maur paired with Bourbon. “Dandy Partridge” picks out Percy, St Maur’s partridge brand icon, a nod to the 5th Marquess of Hertford who introduced the red legged partridge to Great Britain in the 19th century.

Two measures of Bourbon, one measure St Maur, freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon, 20ml simple sugar syrup. This cocktail can be shaken, but we also suggest stirring the ingredients together in a jug with ice, fine tuning the balance of bourbon, St Maur, and lemon juice perfectly to your taste. Serve over ice.

St Valentine’s Sour

This is a beautiful cocktail on any occasion.  Make it for someone you love… …and mix one for yourself too!

St Maur, freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon, a few frozen black currants (cut the skins to release the flavour and colour and allow to thaw), one egg white.  Shake the ingredients well in a cocktail shaker, then add ice and shake again.  Strain well.  Use some more frozen black currants to garnish

So those are our suggestions to get you started
on your discovery of St Maur.

Try out your own cocktail ideas and other ways to share and enjoy St Maur as well, and please do drop us a line to let us know how you drink your St Maur and about your own St Maur tradition. We would love to hear your ideas.