Everyone loves bubbles and a signature cocktail makes any party special. Add some cheer to your holiday party menu with this mouthwatering Elderflower, Gin & Prosecco Cocktail! One sip and you will see why people love it!
Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail
Simple truth: Everyone loves bubbles. And drinking bubbles with friends and family makes them even better.
Are you tired of the same old drinks, but don’t want to serve something that has a ton of ingredients and is putzy to make?
Then this Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail is just what you have been looking for. You only need 5 ingredients before you are on your way to cocktail heaven….and that includes the garnishes!
This prosecco cocktail is one of our most popular cocktails on Garnish with Lemon. And after you try it, it will become a holiday tradition in your house too.
What ingredients do I need for this gin prosecco cocktail?
- elderflower liqueur
- lime wedges
What is Elderflower Liqueur and what does it taste like?
Elderflower liqueur is made from the small, white flowers of the elderflower bush. These blossoms are often handpicked and the liqueur is made with no preservatives or stabilizers (which means it really should be used in about 6 months for best flavor).
The liqueur has a delicate floral flavor that is more subtle than you’d expect.
Since elderflower liqueur is rather sweet, you can easily use it to replace other sweeteners in your cocktail recipes like simple syrup, agave and maple syrup.
Want to know more about elderflower liqueur? We’ve got a three-minute read that gives you everything you need to know about what elderflower liqueur is, how to use it as well as some additional elderflower liqueur cocktail recipes.
Does it matter what kind of gin should I use in this martini?
Not really. Use your favorite as the taste of it shines through in this drink.
As with all recipes with a short ingredient list, use high-quality ingredients and leave the less expensive brands for sangria.
Some of our favorites gins are Norseman, Tanqueray, or Bombay Sapphire.
How to make Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktails
Step 1: Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur.
Step 2: Shake well to combine.
Step 3: Strain the contents of the shaker into sugar-rimmed glasses and top with Prosecco.
Step 4: Squeeze a lime wedge in each drink.
Step 5: Garnish with an additional lime wedge.
Step 6: Serve immediately.
Why do I need the sugared rim on the martini glass?
Usually, garnishes are just for looks, but this is one drink where the garnishes really complete the cocktail.
That sparkly sip of sugar makes this cocktail extra fancy and the lime juice is the only part of the cocktail that isn’t alcohol.
So please don’t skimp on it. Your guests will thank you later.
How do I make a sugar-rimmed glass?
Fortunately, sugar garnishes aren’t a lot of work and are an easy way to impress your guests. Follow these easy steps to make a sugar rim for any cocktail.
Step 1: Pour sugar on a small plate.
Step 2: Run a lime wedge (or whatever citrus you are using for the cocktail) around the edge of the glass.
Step 3: Invert the juice-coated rim in sugar.
Voila! Instant sugar rim!
PRO TIP: We love to use superfine sugar when we make this drink. Superfine sugar is simply that- super fine sugar. It dissolves quickly giving your drinks a smoother taste instead of grainy sugar. You can find superfine sugar in the baking aisle of your grocery store!
What is the difference between Prosecco and Champagne?
Prosecco is Italy’s version of Champagne. We love to use Prosecco in our sparkling cocktails for a few reasons:
- It’s typically less expensive than Champagne making it more cost-effective when you need to buy several bottles of sparkling wine for your guests.
- Prosecco often has a lighter, fruitier flavor than Champagne and easily mixes with ingredients like fruit juices and other liquors.
What kind of glass should I serve these prosecco cocktails in?
Any style of martini glass works for this beauty, just be sure to leave the champagne flutes for another time. The sugar rim is key to this cocktail and the sugar will be gone before the drink with a flute.
Don’t have a matching set of martini glasses for a party? Don’t stress! We love to mix different kinds of martini glasses when we entertain. Short, tall, stemless, oversize. They all work and guests will remember which glass they chose!
How can I customize this cocktail?
Some people want more of martini taste and some are looking for something lighter. For those looking for a stiff drink go easy on the Prosecco. If you want a lighter drink? Be generous with your bubbles.
Any way you pour it, you can’t go wrong.
What kind of garnish do I use in this drink?
Lime wedges. One for the drink and one for the garnish.
The lime wedges do double duty here so please don’t forget it. Simply squeeze one lime wedge in the cocktail and add a second wedge for the garnish.
Boom! You have fancy-looking cocktails to serve your guests that look as impressive as it tastes.
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What other some other St. Germain Cocktails?
Elderflower is one of our favorite cordials and there isn’t a liquor that we haven’t added it to. We have something for everyone!
- Elderflower Mojito
- Bourbon Elderflower Drink
- Blueberry Elderflower Martini
- Elderflower Sangria
- Vodka Elderflower Lemonade
- Elderflower French 75
Bubbles are always a hit! Here are some more cocktails we love!
Classic Champagne Cocktail – Garnish with Lemon
Hawaiian Mimosa – Crazy for Crust
Elderflower French 75 – Garnish with Lemon
Mimosa Margarita – Wine and Glue
Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail – Foodie Crush
- 2 ounces gin
- 1 ounce Elderflower Liqueur
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- Lime Wedges
- Sugar (for the rim of the glass)
- Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur. Shake to combine.
- Place the sugar on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass and press the rim of the martini glass in the sugar to coat.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and top with Prosecco. Squeeze a lime wedge in the drink and garnish with an additional lime wedge.
- Serve immediately.
Serving Size:6 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 7mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g