Elderflower and gin make a match made in heaven, particularly when paired with other delicate floral and fruity flavours such as citrus, apple and lavender.
Try your hand at these easy-to-make, delicious elderflower gin cocktails for a delicate, refreshing drink that works just as well whether it’s being sipped in the spring sunshine or to brighten a dark and rainy evening!
Elderflower Gin Fizz
30ml Elderflower liqueur
30ml Lemon juice
Lemon peel twists, to garnish
Pour gin, elderflower and lemon juice in a shaker and combine. Pour into champagne flutes and top with chilled prosecco. Garnish with lemon swirls and serve immediately.
Elderflower & Gin Bubbles
10ml lime juice
125ml elderflower pressé
3-4 raspberries, to garnish
Fill a tumbler or highball glass with ice and set aside. In a cocktail shaker packed with ice, combine your gin and lime juice. Shake and strain into your glass, then top up with elderflower pressé (we like to use Belvoir Elderflower Pressé) and garnish with raspberries.
Elderflower Collins Sharing Cocktail
150ml elderflower liqueur
Sprigs of elderflower and lemon slices, to garnish
Add the gin and elderflower liqueur to an ice-packed jug. Top with soda water, stir gently and garnish. Serve in Collins glasses.
6 mint leaves, plus one to garnish
20ml lemon juice
15ml elderflower cordial
35ml 58 Gin (or similar)
15ml apple juice
Champagne, chilled, to top up
Add all ingredients into a shaker over ice. Shake and strain. Top with champagne and a mint leaf, to garnish. Recipe created by master mixologist Kate Meehan.
Elderflower & Pink Grapefruit Fizz
60ml pink grapefruit juice
10ml elderflower syrup
30ml soda water
Shake all ingredients together on ice and strain. Serve over ice in a highball and garnish with a fresh grapefruit wedge and tarragon sprigs.
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