Cranberry Elderflower Spritzer

Happy weekend! If you’re one of the diligent souls who braved dry January… I’m not in your camp but I am impressed. Cheers to you!

On New Year’s Day, we had unseasonably warm weather… I’m talking mid 70s and sunny. It was glorious, so we put some sunscreen on our pale winter skin and sat out in the backyard for hours, sipping on cocktails and listening to music. It was one of those long and dreamy afternoons you want to remember. The drink I made for us was SO yummy and consisted of only three ingredients, all of which I already had on-hand: cranberry juice, St. Germain and Prosecco. In terms of measuring it all out… it’s really as easy as 1-2-3 (you’ll see what I mean in the instructions).

The tartness of the cranberry, the sweet floral taste of the St. Germain and the bubbles from the Prosecco… it is a delightful combination. What I also love about this recipe is that it’s as easy to make one drink as it is to make an entire pitcher to share (if you want to – ha!).

Here’s the recipe:

Cranberry Elderflower Spritzer

Ingredients

  • 1 part elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain
  • 2 parts pure cranberry juice (not from concentrate)
  • 3 parts sparkling wine, such as Prosecco

Instructions

  1. If you're making one drink, consider "one part" as one oz. So, one ounce (or shot) of St. Germain, 2 ounces of cranberry juice and 3 ounces Prosecco. Add to glasses of your choice with ice and stir.

  2. If you're making a larger batch, a one-cup measurement is more appropriate for "one part." So, one cup of St. Germain, 2 cups of cranberry juice, 3 cups of Prosecco. Add to a pitcher (no ice!) and stir. Pour into glasses with ice and serve.

  3. You may also consider garnishing with some frozen cranberries or sprigs of rosemary for some extra flair/flavor.

  4. ENJOY!

Wishing you all a fun and relaxing weekend. Anything fun planned? Let me know in the comments and as always, many thanks for being here!

Cheers!

E

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