St.-Germain gin fizz

styling by Abby Capalbo | photo by Erin McGinn 

A light and refreshing cocktail for a warm spring afternoon.

Simple Syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Ice, for serving
Juice from 1/2 lime
1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur, or to taste
2 ounces gin, or to taste
Tonic water, prosecco, Champagne, or other sparkling wine, for serving
Cucumber slices or mint, for garnish, optional

  1. Make simple syrup. Place water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Syrup can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to use.
  2. To make a cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice. Add 1/2 ounce simple syrup, lime juice, St-Germain, and gin. Top with tonic water, prosecco, or Champagne. Garnish as desired and serve.

Serves 1.