St. Germain Spritzer

This 3-ingredient St. Germain Spritz cocktail takes just two minutes to whip up. It’s the perfect refreshing alcoholic drink for a spring or summer evening.

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St. Germain Spritz garnished with cherries and fresh mint

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placing a cherry stop a st. germain spritz cocktail

What is St. Germain?

Now onto this drink recipe! This is one of those recipes where I was trying to relax at the end of a day (this is a new development, by the way. My workaholic self is trying to slow down and enjoy a few silent moments a day) so I made myself this cocktail with ingredients we had on hand to enjoy with a novel on the porch. As I was sipping it, I was like ‘this is so good and looks so beautiful. I want to take a picture of it’. Fast forward 40 minutes later and I’m back to work, snapping pictures and writing down recipes (so much for that relaxing thing I’ve been working on, right?).

If you’ve never tried St. Germain before, I highly recommend it! It’s a French elderflower liqueur that’s light and fresh in flavor. It pairs nicely with citrus and fruit cocktails, but you can really pair it with any liquor you’d like.

This St. Germain cocktail recipe is beyond simple but that is what I really enjoy about it. It’s four ingredients. I can be whipped up in under 5 minutes. And it’s refreshing and light enough for the warming weather but boozy enough to keep you warm once the sun sets.

What’s Needed for a St. Germain Spritz?

I’ve taken a few liberties with the traditional St. Germain spritz recipe to make it my own. But this St. Germain cocktail is similar to the original. Here’s what you’ll need to make a refreshing St. Germain spritz:

  • St. Germain liqueur
  • Campari
  • Sparkling white wine

How to Make a St. Germain Spritz

This is such a simple cocktail recipe! Just add ice to a glass, then top with St. Germain, Campari, and sparkling white wine. If desired, garnish with fresh mint leaves, apricot slices, and / or fresh cherries.

St. Germain Spritz garnished with cherries and fresh mint

How Much Does This Recipe Make?

This St. Germain spritz recipe makes one cocktail. But you can easily scale this recipe to make multiple cocktails.

Tips for Making a St. Germain Spritz

I used Campari in this St. Germain cocktail recipe, but Aperol would be a good substitute if you prefer sweeter drinks.

Likewise, I used sparkling white wine, but St. Germain and champagne are a delicious combination as well.

There’s no need to mix this cocktail. However, if you’d like to mix the ingredients together I recommend stirring this St. Germain cocktail rather than shaking it in a cocktail shaker. You don’t want to knock the bubbles out of the sparkling wine!

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4 from 1 vote
St. Germain Spritz
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins

This 4-ingredient St. Germain Spritz cocktail takes just two minutes to whip up. It's the perfect refreshing alcoholic drink for a spring or summer evening.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Campari, cocktail, St. Germain
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Shelly Westerhausen
  • 1 oz St. Germain Liquor
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 7 oz sparkling white wine (or club soda)
Optional Garnishes:
  • Cherries
  • Apricot slices
  • Fresh mint leaves
  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add in St. Germain, Campari, and sparkling white wine.

  2. Garnish with cherries or apricots and serve right away.

Recipe Notes
  • If you want to mix the cocktail ingredients, be sure to stir (not shake) it. You don't want to knock the carbonation out of the wine. 


  • Considering The Radish
    May 12, 2016

    This looks beautiful. I’m not a Campari person, but I’d definitely make this using Aperol.

    • Shellywest
      Considering The Radish
      May 16, 2016

      Ohhh! I will have to try it with Aperol!

    • Lara b
      Considering The Radish
      April 22, 2022

      Is anybody concerned about the fact that this is 9 ounces of alcohol at an ABV of 16.4???

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci
    May 12, 2016

    Just beautiful, and gorgeous photos!

    • Shellywest
      Laura | Tutti Dolci
      May 16, 2016

      Thanks so much, Laura! <3

  • Sarah // The Sugar Hit
    May 17, 2016

    I really fucking like these photos! And I’m basically campari’s bitch, and I love elderflower, so yeah, I want to come to your house and relive this post, please and thank you.

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  • Shaun
    January 22, 2022

    Can you break down the actual parts per liqueur for the cocktail?

    I assume you used 1 fl oz st Germaine, 1/2-3/4 FL Oz Campari then fill with Sparkling white wine?

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