St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers

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Champagne, St. Germain, pomegranate seeds, and spritzers made from these ingredients

Besides my birthday, Christmas is the climax of my year.

I wait in heavy anticipation for 12 months for the day that arrives in what seems like a flash and before I know it, it’s over. And all the excitement surrounding it evaporates in seconds. There’s nothing quite like the holiday season and I hate knowing I won’t taste it again until next year.

Thus, it’s a given that New Year’s takes a back seat to my joyous, beloved Christmas. Part of the reason? There are few traditions surrounding New Year’s, including zero presents and very few cookies (BOO). But, I’ve  recognized lately that big changes and even life-altering discussions have surrounded our past several New Year’s celebrations, and it’s caused me to reconsider my affection for it. It’s no Christmas but it causes me to reflect on a year gone by and what lies ahead. And that calls for celebrating.

Libations anyone?

Bottle of St. Germain for making homemade spritzers

During our recent tour de Europe, we found ourselves in Barcelona at perhaps my favorite coffee shop in the world – Caravelle. A recommendation of the Oh, Ladycakes herself, we were immediately drawn to the coffee and food Caravelle had to offer. But I couldn’t help but wonder what their drink special was all about: a St. Germain Spritzer?

I’d never even heard of St. Germain before, but it intrigued me. So we did a little research and discovered it’s of French origin and derived from elderberry flowers. An artisanal liqueur, St. Germain has a delicate, floral flavor that mixes incredibly well with champagne, club soda and citrus.

Bowl of pomegranate seeds for making homemade spritzers

We ended up ordering the special, then another, then we convinced our friends to order one, too. Practically the minute we got back home we went searching for a bottle of St. Germain and have since been experimenting with (and thoroughly enjoying) this incredibly unique and delicious liqueur.

Bowl of pomegranate seeds and two tall glasses filled with our Pomegranate Spritzers recipe

It turns out, St. Germain, sparkling white wine and pomegranate juice are meant to be together. This spritzer is comprised of a Brut sparkling white wine, a shot of St. Germain, pomegranate juice and arils and a dash of club soda. So simple, so delicious.

Tall glasses of Pomegranate St. Germain Spritzers surrounded by ingredients used to make them

We fell in love with this cocktail and found it perfect for special celebrations, especially New Year’s Eve. It’s:

Light
Fruity
Floral
Bubbly
Not too sweet
& Highly customizable.

When you have bubbly and St. Germain in a glass, it’s really hard to go wrong. Cheers, friends!

Cutting board with glasses of homemade St. Germain Champagne Pomegranate Spritzers

P.S. What are you doing for New Year’s? We’re either going to a party with people we don’t know who apparently just bought two cats (John and I are both allergic), or doing absolutely nothing. Either way it’s a win-win.

Happy (early) New Year!

Two tall glasses of St. Germain Spritzers with fresh pomegranate seeds

Glasses of St. Germain New Year's Spritzers made with pomegranate seeds

St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers

A spritzer of sparkling white wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, club soda and pomegranate juice. Pomegranate arils add a pop of color to this effortlessly delicious and simple cocktail.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Cutting board with a bowl of pomegranate arils beside fancy glasses filled with our St Germain Spritzers recipe
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Course Beverage
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice (chilled // 1 ounce = 2 Tbsp)
  • 4 ounces sparkling white wine (chilled // 4 ounces = 1/2 cup)
  • 1 ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur (1 ounce = 2 Tbsp)
  • 2 ounces club soda (chilled // 2 ounces = 1/4 cup)
  • 1-2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • To one serving glass, add pomegranate juice, St. Germain, sparkling white wine and top with club soda and a few pomegranate seeds.
  • Taste and adjust ingredients as desired. Repeat for more servings.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 1 servings)

Serving: 1 g Calories: 105 Carbohydrates: 5.8 g Protein: 0 g Fat: 0 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 13 mg Fiber: 0 g Sugar: 4 g

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  1. Beverlee Belding says

    One of my fav bars serves this with lime juice and it is so refreshing. I love it. So glad to find the recipe.

  2. Xixi says

    This looks wonderful. I am obsessed with those glasses you put the drinks in! Where did you buy them from?? :)

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  4. Linda G says

    I’ve wanted to try Elder Flower Liquor for years….tonight was the night! Great drink recipe will make again for guests tomorrow!