Elderflower Spritz
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Elderflower Spritz
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.4 / 5
The Elderflower Spritz is a refreshing and floral cocktail, perfect for those who enjoy light and fragrant drinks. This cocktail is a delightful blend of crisp white wine, sweet and ... more The Elderflower Spritz is a refreshing and floral cocktail, perfect for those who enjoy light and fragrant drinks. This cocktail is a delightful blend of crisp white wine, sweet and subtly fragrant elderflower liqueur, and the fizz of soda water, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. Served in a cocktail glass, it makes for a visually appealing and sophisticated drink choice. Ideal for spring and summer gatherings, the Elderflower Spritz is a popular choice among those seeking a drink that's both elegant and easy to sip. With its delicate elderflower notes, this cocktail is a must-try for enthusiasts looking to explore floral cocktails.
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White wine
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7.8% | 1.17 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Elderflower Spritz is enchanting, blending the crispiness of white wine with the sweet, floral notes of elderflower liqueur, rounded off with a splash of soda water for a refreshing fizz. The cocktail achieves a refined simplicity, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate delicate flavors without overwhelming sweetness; it’s like sipping on a breezy spring afternoon in a glass.

Method
How to make a Elderflower Spritz

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start by filling your glass with ice to keep your drink nice and chilled
Gently pour the wine into the glass, avoiding splashing
Next, add the elderflower liqueur to bring in a subtle sweetness and floral note
If you're opting for soda, pour it over the top to add a bubbly texture, or choose champagne for an elegant twist
Give the mixture a brief, gentle stir to blend the flavors together, ensuring not to disturb the carbonation too much

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of white wine works best for an Elderflower Spritz?

A dry, crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio is ideal for an Elderflower Spritz. These varieties complement the floral notes of the elderflower liqueur without overpowering the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make an Elderflower Spritz non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of the Elderflower Spritz by substituting the white wine with a non-alcoholic white wine or a white grape juice. Ensure that the substitute also has a dry profile to maintain the cocktail's character.

FAQ

Is there a specific elderflower liqueur brand recommended for this cocktail?

While any brand of elderflower liqueur can be used, St. Germain is a popular choice among bartenders and enthusiasts for its consistent quality and the depth of flavor it adds to cocktails like the Elderflower Spritz.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the Elderflower Spritz to make it sweeter or less sweet?

To adjust the sweetness, you can either increase the amount of elderflower liqueur for a sweeter taste or reduce it if you prefer less sweetness. Alternatively, choosing a wine with a higher or lower residual sugar content can also help balance the sweetness to your taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes complement an Elderflower Spritz?

Lemon slices or twists, fresh mint leaves, or even a sprig of lavender can complement the floral and citrus notes of an Elderflower Spritz. These garnishes not only add to the aesthetic but also enhance the overall flavor profile of the drink.

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