Picture this… it was back in August on my 22nd birthday. I was stuck in Manchester airport with a 4-hour delay on my flight to Jerez and had plenty of time to kill. So of course my solution to the delay was trying out a new spritz in the airport bar. The drink was just so good that it’d be a crime not to sure it with you. So here’s how to make a St Germain Spritz. This post may contain affiliate links.
Double shot gin (my go-to for cocktails is Bombay Sapphire)
Double shot prosecco
Single shot St Germain elderflower liqueur
150ml tonic (I use Fever Tree tonic)
Slice of lime, for the garnish
Fill half of your glass with ice (I normally go for a balloon-style glass)
Add the gin, St Germain liqueur and prosecco into the glass
Top up with the tonic water
Lightly stir the spritz
Finish with a slice or two of lime (maybe a squeeze of lime juice as well!)
Looking at the ingredients list I have to admit it does seem like a pretty boozy cocktail! But, given that it’s topped with 150ml of tonic water and full of ice, it’s more of a long drink. I definitely see this as an alternative to an Aperol Spritz in the sense that it’s a light, afternoon drink that you’d sip on for a while. Plus, the fact that it’s got a lot in it means it’s a drink that would last you a lot longer than your usual glass of prosecco!
Have you tried a St Germain Spritz before? What are your thoughts on it as a cocktail? Let me know in the comments.
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