How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass (without ice).
White grapes on stick
Elderflower liqueur mellows and boosts floral notes in the cognac while the merest dash of absinthe dries and adds a robust hint of aniseed.
Created in 2006 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at The Cabinet Room, London, England.
The name is a reference to the Parisian district of St-Germain lying on the left bank of the River Seine and also a nod to the use of absinthe and its pre-war ban in France, partly due to the belief that it induced insanity.