Not a big fan of the world’s favourite summer drink: Aperol Spritz? If you’re searching for a more subtly-flavoured spritz recipe to try out this Summer, I might have just the thing for you. Enter the St Germain Spritz, a light and crisp elderflower spritz ideal for afternoons in the Summer sun. Discover my recipe and give it a go for yourself this Summer.
What is St Germain?
St Germain is a French, elderflower liqueur St-Germain created by distiller Robert Cooper. The liqueur first came about after Cooper tried an elderflower cocktail whilst at a London cocktail bar in 2001. Whether you’ve tried the liqueur or not, you may recognise it for its distinctive (and incredibly stylish) art deco bottle. It’s quite the showpiece of any bar! St Germain is the key ingredient in a St Germain Spritz (hence the same) and brings the most refreshing and floral elderflower flavours to this beautiful cocktail.
St Germain Spritz cocktail recipe
History covered, let’s get onto the main event. Here’s everything you need to make your own St Germain Spritz at home.
50 ml gin
50 ml prosecco
25 ml St Germain elderflower liqueur
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)
Choose your next cocktail.
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