This one is for all my prosecco or "bubbly" lovers, as this citrus spritz cocktail is definitely one to toast with. Refreshing bubbles, paired with fresh citrus juice, this drink is going to be your favorite cocktail all year long.
There is never a reason to drink a cocktail such as this, so go ahead, make it 365 days a year!
What are the ingredients for this recipe?
- Prosecco - I am a die hard La Marca Prosecco fan, so I always go for that one for my prosecco cocktails.
- St. Germain - this is an Elderflower liqueur that is added to some drinks to give it a more floral taste. You can also use Marie Brizard's elderflower if that's what you can find.
- Orange Juice - the acid in orange juice makes this recipe super flavorful and gives the gorgeous orange hue.
- Grapefruit Juice - the tartness from the grapefruit balances the orange juice and also pairs really well with st. germain.
- Garnish always makes a cocktail more fun and festive, so add a sprig of thyme and an orange wedge and you're all set.
See the recipe card below for specific information about quantities.
How do I make this recipe?
Step 1: In a stemmed wine glass, add in the ice and pour in the orange and grapefruit juices.
Step 2: To the glass, add in the elderflower liquor and stir with a cocktail spoon. Top with Prosecco and garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of thyme.
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
This recipe is built on the foundation of prosecco and citrus juice. If that is not your thing, this may not be the recipe for you. However, here are some suggestions for if you'd like to swap out or add in a few things:
- Elderflower - instead of adding in elderflower, you can omit it completely, and add in some grapefruit liquor or simply go without!
- Mocktail - if you want to make this a mocktail, use sparkling water instead of prosecco.
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!
Making this cocktail doesn't require gadgets or whimsical tools. All you need is:
- A cocktail spoon - this drink is stirred, not shaken.
- Stemmed glass - I like this type of glass for this drink because it presents beautifully, but if you want to use a regular high ball or a stemless wine glass, go for it.
- Jigger (to measure to alcohol) - we use this to help keep the drink itself balanced. While having a lot of the liquor in the drink is fun, it will throw the entire cocktail off it is too strong or too weak.
How can I store this recipe?
You can definitely prepare this drink ahead of time and place in the fridge, or make them into ice pops and freeze overnight.
Be sure to mix with the cocktail spoon before tasting, otherwise you won't taste everything balanced together. You could also add the elderflower and the juice to a shaker and mix that way, the top of with prosecco.
Hungry for More?
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Citrus Spritz Cocktail Recipe
- 1 jigger
- 1 cocktail spoon
- 1 stemmed wine glass
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz elderflower liquor
- 3 oz prosecco or champagne
- Sprig of Thyme garnish
- Orange Slice garnish
- In a stemmed glass add ice and pour in the orange and grapefruit juices.
- To the same glass, pour in the elderflower liquor and stir with a cocktail spoon.
- Top with Prosecco and garnish with thyme and orange slice.