St-Germain Spritz Recipe

The St-Germain Spritz could be your new summer cocktail. It’s refreshing and sophisticated with a flavor that’s floral and fruity and a light, bubbly mouthfeel.

St-Germain Spritz in glass with lemon slice and mint

This elegant cocktail is delicious, delightful and easy-to-make at home. It’s perfect for warm weather and hot summer nights.

The History and Romance of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur

St-Germain is a liqueur that has captured the hearts of many cocktail enthusiasts for its heavenly flavor and luxuriousness. The story behind this exquisite drink is as fascinating as its taste.

St-Germain was created in 2007 by Robert Cooper, who was inspired by his travels to the French Alps. He wanted to capture the essence of the elderflower that grew abundantly in the region.

The elderflower has long been associated with romance, love, and beauty in European folklore. In fact, the elderflower has been used for centuries in traditional medicines to treat ailments from colds to arthritis.

The delicate white petals of this flower have a unique fragrance that’s sweet, floral, and refreshing all at once – an aroma that’s perfectly captured in every bottle of St-Germain.

What’s in the St-Germain Spritz Recipe?

The key to making the perfect St-Germain Spritz is using high-quality ingredients. Here are the essential components that you will need:

  • St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur: This is the star of the show! It’s a delicate, floral liqueur made from elderflowers that grow in the French Alps. 
  • Prosecco: Use a dry, crisp Prosecco for this recipe. You can also use champagne or sparkling wine as a substitute.
  • Soda Water: Top your spritz off with some soda water – it adds a refreshing fizziness to the drink.
  • Lemon or Lime Juice: You can optionally squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice into your spritz for an added zing of flavor.
  • Fresh Fruit and Herbs: Garnish your glass with sliced fruit and herbs like strawberries, cucumber slices, and mint leaves to add color and flavor.

All of these ingredients combine to create a perfect balance between sweet and tart while still being refreshing enough for any summer day. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits and herbs – there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating your perfect St-Germain Spritz!

Choosing Prosecco, Sparkling Wine or Champagne?

In a cocktail, most people can’t detect a lot of difference between these three. Just pick a bottle you like. It should be tasty and drinkable, but doesn’t need to be top of the line.

Making the St-Germain Spritz Cocktail: A Step-by-Step Guide

With its delicate floral and citrus aroma, St-Germain Spritz is a perfect summer drink to beat the heat. Making it is easy, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be ready to impress your guests at any party. Here is a step-by-step guide for beginners on how to make the perfect St-Germain Spritz.

There’s no shaking with this drink, so it’s incredibly easy to make. It’s just pour, stir and top. Just follow the instructions in the recipe below.

You can get creative with the garnish. Try using thinly sliced cucumber wheels or lemon wedges topped with fresh mint leaves or edible flowers. Use a sprig of rosemary or some other herb instead of mint.

Perfect Food Pairing Tips for a St Germain Drink Party

This is a perfect drink for gatherings. Get your friends and family for a refreshing St-Germain Spritz. Below are some perfect food pairings that will elevate your St-Germain Spritz experience:

Fresh Fruits and Cheese

For a light and refreshing pairing, serve your St-Germain Spritz with fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or peaches. Add some cheese to balance out the flavors and textures. A simple platter of brie or goat cheese with crackers pairs perfectly with this cocktail.

Crispy Appetizers

If you’re looking for something more substantial to serve with your St-Germain Spritz, try crispy appetizers like fried calamari or shrimp. The crunchiness of these appetizers complements the effervescence of the cocktail while adding a savory touch.

Sweets and Desserts

For those who have a sweet tooth, serve your St-Germain Spritz with light desserts such as macarons or fruit tarts. The sweetness of these treats pairs perfectly with the floral notes in the cocktail.

The right food pairings can enhance your enjoyment of this delicious drink while elevating any gathering. Experimenting to find what works best for you is part of the fun! 

Sip, Savor, and Keep the Summer Breezy with St Germain Spritz

The St-Germain Spritz is a delightful, refreshing drink that captures the essence of summer in every sip. With its blend of sweet elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, and fizzy soda water, it’s no surprise that this drink has become a staple for many during the warm season. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hosting a fancy soiree, this drink is sure to impress. 

St-Germain Spritz in glass with lemon slice and mint
Yield: 1 drink

St Germain Spritz Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The St Germain Spritz blends elderflower liqueur with champagne or prosecco and soda water for a floral, bubbly, sparkling drink you will love.


  • 2 ounces St Germain
  • 3 ounces chilled Prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Crushed Ice
  • Garnish with lemon slice and mint or other herbs


  1. Fill a tall glass with crushed ice
  2. Pour in the St-Germain
  3. Stir to chill the St-Germain
  4. Top it off with prosecco and club soda
  5. Garnish with lemon slice and mint or other herbs

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