Today, you will learn 3 very easy Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail Recipes. These 3 recipes use a variety ingredients such as; Elderflower Liqueur, Gin, Rose Vodka, and more! Re-create these 5 ingredients or less cocktails at home to leave a lasting long impression on your guests.
Elderflower Liqueur is a french liqueur that is made with over 1,000 Elderflower blossoms, after they have been hand picked once each year. The decadent flavor of the Liqueur depends solely on the time that the blossoms have reached their desired aroma. The delicate taste of Elderflower makes this liqueur versatile with it’s subtle tasting notes of peach, pear, grapefruit, citrus, and a hint of honeysuckle.
Elderflower Rosemary Gin and Tonic
After surviving a weekly store run with gloves and face mask in hand, I grabbed a couple fresh grapefruits that were sitting on the kitchen table. Perfect for a gin and tonic. First, slice the grapefruit in half and squeeze out 1.5 ounces of fresh grapefruit juice into a shaker glass. Add in one sprig of rosemary, 1 ounce of Elderflower Liqueur (or more to taste), 1.5 ounces of your favorite gin, and muddle the rosemary into the gin and grapefruit juice. Now, add ice to the shaker and shake it like a salt shaker! Tip: Slap the rosemary in your hand before placing the rosemary into the shaker. This will release the aromatics of any fresh herbs to enhance the flavor and smell of the drink. This can be done with lavender, basil, mint, etc. Lastly, top with your favorite tonic.
- 1.5 ounce of fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 ounce of Elderflower Liqueur
- 1.5 ounce of gin
- Fresh Rosemary
- Garnish with fresh grapefruit or lemon
French 77 Sparkling Cocktail
When I was first introduced to the original French 75, I fell in love! The cocktail was light and full of citrus, thanks to the lemon and added Prosecco. I have researched so many ways that a French 75 can be made i.e. add lavender, grapefruit, earl grey tea syrup, and Elderflower Liqueur! While having just bought a bottle of St. Germain, I decided to try this 3 ingredient cocktail.
First, take .5 ounces of fresh squeezed lemon juice and add it to a shaker. Next, take 1.5 ounces of Elderflower Liqueur and add it to the shaker, filled with ice. Shake the two together for about 30 seconds. Take a flute or champagne glass and pour the mixture into your glass. Top it off with your favorite kind of sparking wine, like Prosecco.
- .5 ounces of fresh lemon juice
- 1.5 ounces of Elderflower Liqueur
- Garnish with lemon
Elderflower Rose Martini
The Rose Vodka stars in this refreshing cocktail, and the Elderflower Liqueur adds a burst of floral notes to this straight forward martini. For anyone who loves Rose, then you will definitely #RoseAllDay with this cocktail. There are a couple different brands of Rose Vodka. Hanger 1 came out with their version of a Rose Vodka not too long ago, and Svedka was not too far behind developing their own branded Rose flavored Vodka. The original vodka that I will use is Four Olives Rose Vodka, which is perfect for a frozen Frose any day. This Rose Vodka has notes of tart cherries, refreshing strawberries, and fresh oak.
Once you have your selected Rose Vodka, we can get started. First, take 1 ounce of your selected Rose Vodka and add it to your shaker. Then, add in 1 ounce of fresh grapefruit juice, .5 ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce of Elderflower Liqueur, add ice and shake hard for 30 seconds. Shake and strain the mixture into your coupe or martini glass and top with rose wine or Prosecco.
- 1 ounce of Four Olives Rose Vodka
- 1 ounce of fresh grapefruit juice
- .5 ounce of lemon juice
- 1 ounce of Elderflower Liqueur
- Top with Rose wine or Prosecco
- Garnish with Rosemary or Thyme