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hummingbird cocktail recipe made with elderflower liqueur and champagne.

Hummingbird Cocktail

  • Author: Posh Little Designs
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45 (for candied lemons)
  • Total Time: 20 minute
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktails

Description

A light sparkling cocktail made with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, sparkling wine, club soda, and candied lemon for garnish.


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Ingredients

FOR THE HUMMINGBIRD COCKTAIL:

Ice

3 oz Saint Germain Liqueur (1.5 oz per coupe)

6 oz Brut or Extra Brut Sparkling Wine/Champagne (3 oz per glass)

Splash of club soda

Candied lemon or lemon twists for garnish

FOR THE CANDIED LEMONS:

1 lemon sliced thinly with a mandolin and patted dry.

1 cup water

1/2 cup raw organic sugar


Instructions

FOR THE CANDIED LEMONS:

Boil water and sugar together for approximately 2 minutes until sugar has dissolved.

Turn heat to low.

Drop lemon rounds into the sugar and water mixture

Do not boil but coat for and stir for roughly 1 minute.

Remove lemons from sugar syrup using tongs or a slotted spoon and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place lemons in oven and bake at low temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. Flip halfway through and remove from oven before they brown. Set aside to cool.

FOR THE HUMMINGBIRD COCKTAIL:

Pour ice cubes into two champagne coupes or glasses of choice.

Pour 1.5 oz elderflower liqueur in to each coupe.

Top each coupe with 3 oz of champagne.

Then balance each glass with a splash of club soda.

Garnish with candied lemon or lemon twists.

Serve immediately!


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