St. Germain, seltzer water, and ice make a delicious summer sipper in a stemless wine glass.

Easy Light and Refreshing Elderflower Spritz

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Summer’s coming, and there’s something about this season that makes me want to sit on a back porch and sip a cold beverage. This easy light and refreshing Elderflower Spritz is slightly sweet with a floral hint. Perfect for back porch sippin’.

If you like this refreshingly sweet cocktail, you’ll love these Fudgy Brownie Bites.

Elderflower spritz stirred up with a viola flower on top for garnish.
Refreshing and light, this Elderflower Spritz is slightly sweet with a floral hint.

Elderflower Spritz Ingredients

St. Germain

With sweet and floral notes, St. Germain liqueur is made with elderflowers.

Native to Europe, elderflowers are delicate clusters of cream-coloured blossoms found on elderberry trees.

Elderflowers and elderberries are known for their anti-viral properties. Every cold and flu season you can find me whipping up a batch of elderberry syrup for our family. It boosts our immune systems (and tastes delicious)!

In every bottle of St. Germain there are up to 1000 elderflower blossoms used. Talk about flower power!

Only 2 ingredients are needed for this Elderflower Spritz: St. Germain and seltzer water.
Only 2 ingredients are needed for this back-porch-sippin’ spritz. St. Germain and seltzer water.

Seltzer Water

Elderflower liqueur goes well with any of these flavors:

  • Lemon
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Grapefruit
  • Blackberry
  • Orange

Chose a flavored seltzer water or go plain. Any will be delightful. My favorites are peach pear, and blackberry.

If you aren’t a fan of seltzer waters, try club soda or tonic water.


Gussy up this light spritzer with any of the following:

  • Edible flowers, such as Violas or Pansies
  • Lemon twist
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Mint

If you like this springy cocktail, you’ll love this festive Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer.

How to Make

Easy drinks are the best. To make this Elderflower Spritz: add a small shot of St. Germain into a glass filled with ice, then top with seltzer water. Give it a stir. Garnish, if you’re feeling fancy.

Elderflower Spritz on ice with a viola blossom for garnish.
Garnish this Elderflower Spritz with edible flowers, lemon peel, blackberries, or mint.

How Else to Use St. Germain

The first time I ever heard of St. Germain was in my favorite place in Missouri, Hermann. A cozy little bar on Schiller Street, the Bank Bar, was serving up this tasty cocktail. The cocktail had St. Germain, white wine, and club soda. It was slightly sweet and so refreshing.

This cocktail isn’t as light as the Elderflower Spritz, but if you need a cold beverage with a little more kick, it’s a good one.

  • 1.5 oz St. Germain
  • 2 oz White Wine or Prosecco
  • Seltzer Water

Another use for St. Germain is in baked goods. Add a shot for a sweet floral note. Make these recipes with an added shot:

St. Germain contains no preservatives, therefore, it’s a good idea to refrigerate after opening. It’s good for up to 6 months unrefrigerated. Elderflower liqueur is not the cheapest, so stick it in the fridge to enjoy at a recommended slower pace.

I don’t like seltzer water. What else can I use?

Club soda or tonic water will work just fine.

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St. Germain, seltzer water, and ice make a delicious summer sipper in a stemless wine glass.

Light & Refreshing Elderflower Spritz

Sara Walkenbach
This lightened up, slightly sweet Spritzer has floral notes, perfect for back-porch sippin'.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course beverage
Cuisine American, European
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 3 oz Seltzer Water in peach, pear, lemon, or blackberry such as La Croix
  • Ice


  • Fill a stemless wine glasses or glass of choice with ice. Pour a shot of St. Germain on top of ice. Top with seltzer water.
  • Garnish if desired with edible flowers, lemon peel, blackberries, or mint. Enjoy!



Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 11gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 2mgSugar: 11gCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.01mg
Keyword Back porch sippin’, Edible flowers, Elderflower Spritz, Lighteded up Cocktails, St. Germain
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