St-Germain Spritz Recipe (Summer Elderflower Cocktail)

This  St-Germain Spritz is the perfect cocktail to welcome the spring and summer months! St. Germain elderflower French liqueur, soda water, and prosecco make the perfect drink. This will transport you to France or Northern Italy on a hot day.  You will love this cocktail because of its’ light floral flavor, citrus notes, and lower abv. Plus, this elderflower spritz is really pretty with garnishes like lemon wheel, thyme, or fresh lavender!

St-Germain Spritz with a gold straw on a wooden board.

Looking for the perfect summer drink to elevate your happy hour experience? Look no further than the St. Germain Spritz. Infused with the delicate floral notes of fresh elderflowers, this refreshing cocktail captures the essence of the French Alps in a tall glass. Combining St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur with dry prosecco and soda is a refreshing twist on tradition. Garnish with a lemon twist and edible flowers, or opt for a Limoncello Spritz variation for an extra citrusy kick. Experimenting with new recipes? Once you add fresh mint leaves for a burst of freshness, you will be transported to sun-drenched terraces overlooking the Mediterranean. Cheers to summer soirées and unforgettable sips! 

Why You’ll Love This Cocktail

  • Perfectly balanced taste – My St. Germain cocktail strikes just the perfect balance between the sweet essence of elderflower and the floral notes, ensuring a satisfying and enjoyable drink every time. 
  • Refreshing summer spritzer –  Designed for hot summer days, this cocktail offers a nice escape from the heat, making it the ultimate choice for poolside lounging, backyard gatherings, or picnics in the park.

Ingredients

Ingredients for a st germain spritz

  • St-Germain liqueur – So, the star of this recipe is  St-Germain Liqueur, a premium elderflower liqueur renowned for its delicate floral aroma and subtle sweetness. Made from handpicked elderflower blossoms harvested in the French Alps, it adds a sophisticated touch to any drink.
  • Soda water – Crisp and effervescent, a splash of club soda provides the perfect fizzy base for your Spritz. Its clean, neutral taste enhances the flavors of the other ingredients while adding a refreshing and bubbly texture to the cocktail.
  • Prosecco – Add a touch of Italian elegance to your spritz with Prosecco, a sparkling wine known for its bright acidity and fruity notes. Its lively bubbles and crisp finish complement the floral and sweet flavors of the St-Germain Liqueur.
  • Lemon wheel – Bright and citrusy, a lemon wheel garnish adds a pop of color and flavor to your Spritz. 
  • Thyme – Add a twist of herbal freshness to your St-Germain Spritz with a sprig of thyme. This aromatic herb brings a subtle earthy flavor to the cocktail, balancing out the sweetness of the St-Germain Liqueur.

What is St-Germain Liqueur?

St-Germain Liqueur is a premium French elderflower liqueur crafted in France. It’s made from handpicked elderflower blossoms that bloom for a short period each year in the French Alps. These delicate flowers are carefully harvested and then macerated to extract their natural flavors. The result is a sweet and floral liqueur with subtle notes of pear, peach, and citrus, along with the distinctive essence of elderflower. St-Germain is often used in cocktails to add a unique and sophisticated touch, thanks to its complex flavor profile and elegant aroma.

How to Make This Cocktail

Step 1: Start by adding St-Germain elderflower liqueur to a wine glass or tall glass with ice. 

Step 2: Next, add prosecco or dry sparkling wine. 

Step 3: ​Top the cocktail off with soda water. 

Step 4: ​Lastly, add a spring of thyme or lavender and a fresh lemon wheel. Enjoy! 

Tips and Notes

  • Use chilled ingredients – For the best results, make sure all your ingredients, including the St-Germain Liqueur, Prosecco, and soda water, are well chilled before making your spritz. This ensures that your cocktail stays cool and refreshing from the first sip to the last.
  • Choose quality ingredients – Since the St-Germain Spritz is a simple cocktail with few ingredients, each component plays a significant role in the final flavor. Opt for high-quality Prosecco and fresh, crisp soda water to enhance the taste of your drink.
  • Experiment with garnishes – While a lemon wheel is a classic garnish for this drink, don’t be afraid to get creative! Try adding other citrus fruits like orange or grapefruit for a twist, or experiment with fresh herbs like thyme, basil, or rosemary.

Serving Suggestions

  • Cheese and charcuterie board – Pair your Spritz with a selection of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, olives, and nuts. The salty and savory flavors of the charcuterie complement the sweet and floral notes of the cocktail.
  • Light appetizers – Serve light appetizers such as bruschetta, crostini, or shrimp cocktail to enjoy with your spritz. These bite-sized treats provide a satisfying contrast to the refreshing and bubbly cocktail.

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St-Germain Spritz Recipe (Summer Elderflower Cocktail)

Allie Hagerty
Enjoy a refreshing St-Germain Spritz, a delightful cocktail blending St-Germain Liqueur, Prosecco, and soda water. Perfect for warm gatherings or leisurely afternoons, this bubbly drink has crisp flavors and floral undertones.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 drink
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • Wine glass or tall glass
  • Measuring jigger
  • Ice cubes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Splash of soda water
  • Lemon wheel
  • Thyme

Instructions
 

  • Start by adding St-Germain elderflower liqueur to a wine glass or tall glass with ice.
  • Next, add prosecco or dry sparkling wine.
  • Top the cocktail off with soda water.
  • Lastly, add a spring of thyme or lavender and a fresh lemon wheel. Enjoy!

Notes

Use chilled ingredients – For the best results, make sure all your ingredients, including the St-Germain Liqueur, Prosecco, and soda water, are well chilled before making your spritz. This ensures that your cocktail stays cool and refreshing from the first sip to the last.
Choose quality ingredients – Since the St-Germain Spritz is a simple cocktail with few ingredients, each component plays a significant role in the final flavor. Opt for high-quality Prosecco and fresh, crisp soda water to enhance the taste of your drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 75mgSugar: 23gCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.3mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This spritz is so refreshing and I love how easy it is to make! I’ve had St-Germain Spritzes before, but never knew how simple they were to make.

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