St.-Germain gin fizz
A light and refreshing cocktail for a warm spring afternoon.
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
- 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.
- 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.