Cocktail Hour: St Germain Spritz

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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26 thoughts on “Cocktail Hour: St Germain Spritz

  1. I can honestly say that I’ve never drunk illegally, and as I’m still about a year out from being legal here in the States, I have a bit to go. Seeing recipes like these get me a bit excited haha! I do worry that I’m gonna be a lightweight, and in any case, I have no plans to drink irresponsibly at any time. Might have to refer to this in about a year’s time :’)

    1. I’d definitely recommend a spritz when you’re old enough to drink in the US! You can sip on them for ages and they’re normally fairly light so could be a great starting drink x

  2. This sounds nice! It definitely has a bit alcohol in it, but like you said the tonic and ice balances it out! I’ve never tried St Germain elderflower liqueur, but I might have to try it somewhere and see what I think! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Exactly – it seems super boozy but it will last you a while! I hope you enjoy it if you do give it a try 🙂 x

    1. Agreed Lucy! I don’t think I’ve had a Woo Woo before (I’m not a big Vodka drinker) but it sounds perfect for a night out x

  3. Never had a St. Germain Spritz. I’ll definitely try this one, it’s something between gin&tonic and Hugo and I love both of them. Looking forward for new cocktail ideas.

  4. Do you think it would still be good substituting vodka for gin?? This sounds delish, but I’m a vodka girl…don’t like gin

    1. I don’t see why not! It’s all about the St Germain elderflower with this spritz so I’m sure vodka would work as a substitute for gin no problem 🙂 x

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