Citrus Spritzer Cocktail

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I used to hate every type of alcohol other than hard lemonades when I was just learning about drinking. I didn't like the flavor, the way it made feel, none of it felt good rather than sipping an incredibly sweet pre-made drink. I'd like to think I've come a long way since then. My constant go-to is Prosecco, so it only makes sense that this cocktail features those lovely, sparkly bubbles, paired with fresh citrus juices. This citrus spritz is going to be your favorite cocktail all year long.

Citrus Spritz Cocktail

This cocktail features some of my favorite things:

  • Citrus
  • Prosecco
  • St. Germain

One of the reasons I really appreciate making cocktails like these is that they're not incredibly sweet, nor are they complicated. It doesn't take a million random ingredients to perfect a drink. All it takes is awareness of flavors and a willingness to try and adjust. ANYONE can make a great cocktail, so let's start with this one.

What is St. Germain?

St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur, and is great as an added ABV to any cocktail. It brings a sweet little flavor to any drink, plus who doesn't want a little elderflower essence in their cocktails? You can find St. Germain in just about any liquor store, and it'll last you quite some time.

What can I pair this cocktail with?

There's lot of delicious recipes that you can pair this citrus spritz with, and it all depends on the type of flavors you're looking for. If you're going for something classic, try out a classic baked ziti, which will pair nicely with the zesty citrus flavors in the drink. You can also turn to seafood with this seafood boil, which is complimented perfectly with the bubbles from the Prosecco in the cocktail. No matter how you pair, you'll love sipping on this spritz all night long!

Kitchen tools

Making this cocktail doesn't require gadgets or whimsical tools. All you need is:

  • A cocktail spoon
  • Stemmed glass
  • Ice
  • Jigger (to measure to alcohol)

Ingredients

Cocktails are the best type of recipe to test and create because it typically doesn't involve any strange ingredients, and this one only needs four!

  • Prosecco
  • St. Germain
  • Orange Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice

Garnish always makes a cocktail more fun and festive, so add a sprig of thyme and an orange wedge and you're all set.

Directions

In a stemmed glass add ice and pour in the juices. To the glass, add in the elderflower liquor and stir with a cocktail spoon. Top with Prosecco and garnish with the thyme and orange slice.

No matter if you're pairing this with an amazing pasta recipe, a low-carb friendly meal, or a festive seafood boil, you're going to enjoy this spritz just like I did, and will easily become your new bestie.

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Citrus Spritzer Cocktail

Cheers to all the New Year has to offer with this sparkling, refreshing citrus spritz. You're just a few ingredients away from sipping on the perfect spritz cocktail, topped with Prosecco

Author:
Morgan

Ingredients

  • 1oz grapefruit juice
  • 1oz fresh orange juice
  • 1oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • 3oz prosecco
  • Garnish: Orange slice and thyme sprig

Instructions

  • In a stemmed glass add ice and pour in the juices.
  • Add in the elderflower liquor and stir with a cocktail spoon.
  • Top with Prosecco and garnish

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Marykate
January 14, 2023
This is my new go to Friday night at home cocktail!! It’s so refreshing but also soothing and just so delicious! Thank you for sharing!