Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail

by | Nov 21, 2019 | All, Elderflower Liqueur, Gin, Prosecco & Champagne, Sparkling Wine

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!

Prosecco being poured into a coupe glass that is filled with gin and elderflower cocktails.

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!

Straight on shot of Gin, Elderflower Prosecco Cocktail with fresh limes and sugared rim with Prosecco bottle in background.

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?

  • gin
  • elderflower liqueur
  • prosecco
  • lime wedges
  • sugar

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.

Gin Elderflower Prosecco Cocktails in coupe glasses with sugar rims and a lime wedge for garnish.

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.

Pour shot of Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail in short martini glass with sugared rim.

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!

Gin Elderflower Prosecco Cocktail in a sugar rimmed glass with a fresh lime wedge.

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.

Lime wedge being dunked in coupe glasses that are rimmed with sugar and filled with GIn Elderflower Prosecco Cocktails with extra lime wedges for garnishes.

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.

Want to save this prosecco recipe for later? PIN IT here!

GIn Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail in short martini glass with sugared rim and lime garnish.

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!

Looking for more ways to use Elderflower liqueur? Check out our collection of elderflower cocktails. Elderflower liqueur is one of our favorites!

Collage of Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail garnished with fresh lime wedges.

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

Yield: makes 1 drink

Elderflower, Gin and Prosecco Cocktail

Gin Elderflower Prosecco Cocktails in coupe glasses with sugar rims and a lime wedge for garnish.

This Gin, Elderflower Prosecco Cocktail is a smooth sipper that is perfect to celebrate any occasion!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • Lime Wedges
  • Sugar (for the rim of the glass)


  1. Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur. Shake to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:


1 serving

Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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This Elderflower, Gin & Prosecco Cocktail is one of our most popular cocktails on Garnish with Lemon. It’s filled with gin, elderflower, prosecco and a squeeze of lime juice in a sugar-rimmed martini glass. One sip and you will see why it’s the perfect party cocktail.

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    I’ve never had elderflower before! But this cocktail looks like the perfect way to ring in the New Year! Pinned!

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      Thanks for the pin, Taylor. You need to change the part about the elderflower-you need it in your life! Merry Christmas 🙂

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    What a lovely sounding cocktail. I’ve been meaning to try Elderflower Liqueur and now I think I know just what to do! This looks perfect for a NYE celebration!

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      Cheers to a great 2015!

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    Oh how festive! Nothing beats Prosecco for festivities, and I LOVE Elderflower, so this sounds wonderful! Merry Christmas!

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      We would drink well together 🙂 Merry Christmas to you too!

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    My mom and I loved this!!! It’s dangerously good. 😉

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    We had the gin, elderflower and prosecco cocktail with our friends at Christmastime and it was delicious. It was so delicious we are having another
    night with this cocktail as our main drink. Can’t wait – and neither can they!!!

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      I’m SO happy you liked them! It’s such a delicious combination! Cheers!

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    Mmmmm Not just for Christmas or any other special occasion. What about a weekend with your extra special other half

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    My 19 yo son (has done a bar course but not employed in the industry) loves to mix coctails at home for me and his dad for special occassions. He really suprised me on the 5th Oct my Birthday my making this REALLY delicious Gin Elderflower & Prosecco coctail I was so hooked I had FIVE drinks its really addictive YUMMY Thank you for the reciepe


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