Diving into the world of cocktails can be a scary decision to make. Beer and wine are simple and very difficult to stray from because they’re reliable and consistent. There are only a few types of wines and a few types of beers, but when it comes to cocktails, the possibilities are truly endless.
From intricately crafted specialty cocktails to the classic cocktails, being brave enough to venture further into the world of alcohol can be tough. We’re here to tell you that with a little bit of research you can find cocktails that you will surely love. If you’re a fan of sweeter wines, prosecco cocktails should be where you start your search.
St. Germain Cocktail
Some of the most balanced and elegant cocktails are those with the fewest ingredients. You can head over to that trendy restaurant down the street and find a cocktail list where each one has like 5+ ingredients and be overwhelmed. Now, we’re not saying they can’t be good, but sometimes too many ingredients can be overkill.
What is a St. Germain cocktail?
It is the perfect blend of summer afternoon sipping and wild Friday night. The St. Germain, vodka, gin, and prosecco pack enough punch to make this drink a “sip with caution” because they will disappear fast. St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur that is pleasantly floral, sweet, but not sugary, and extremely versatile.
- Cocktail shaker and strainer
- Citrus press
St. Germain Cocktail Recipe
- 1 1/2 oz of dry gin (or vodka) – Hendrick’s or Tanqueray are the most popular choices
- 1 oz St. Germain
- 3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 oz of prosecco (Zonin recommended)
- Lemon twists
- Combine gin, St. Germain, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, and fill with ice. Shake heartily until the shaker is very cold. Strain the mix into a champagne glass, top off with prosecco, and garnish with a lemon twist. Voilà! One of the easiest and tastiest cocktails you can make.
This cocktail should be one to try if you’re new to the cocktail game or if you’re looking for a new fizzy drink to serve your friends the next time you host a brunch at your place.
Zonin prosecco finishes this great cocktail off perfectly. Sparkling bubbles, sweet but light, and surprisingly simple to make, the St. Germain cocktail with prosecco is definitely a must-try!