This wonderful cocktail is simple and affordable: it’s just Elderflower and Prosecco.
Elderflower liqueur, that is. Elderflower liqueur is flowery, sweet and has a bit of “light green” taste to it. The French-made St. Germain label is still considered the standard bar for Elderflower liqueurs out there, but St. Germain sells for $20 more than this St. Elder label, produced in Massachusetts. Elderflower liqueurs are quickly gaining in popularity in the U.S., and the St. Elder label, based on reviews here and here, seems to be an excellent and far less expensive alternative to St. Germain.
When that flowery and green sweetness combines with the effervescence of the light and bubbly Prosecco, it’s a match made in cocktail heaven.
Of course, you can use Champagne instead, but why, when a bottle of Prosecco costs at least $10 less? See this enlightening comparison between Prosecco and Champagne here. Also, here’s an older but still good article about Prosecco. Sure, Champagne is drier, but no one is that interested in dryness when combining the bubbly with a sweet and fruity liqueur anyway.
Just Elderflower and Prosecco, two very affordable ingredients, make for an elegant, refreshing, and super easy cocktail.
Here’s the recipe:
- 4 ounces of Prosecco (or Champagne)
- 1 ounce of Elderflower liqueur (like St. Elder or St. Germain), or to taste
- Combine Prosecco and Elderflower liqueur in chilled glass.
- Sip and enjoy.
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