My Lemon Elderflower Cocktail is prepared with clear Gin, elderflower cordial and is a refreshing summer drink.
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What is Elderflower?
Elderflowers are cream colored small blossoms growing in bunches on a bush before turning into elderberries.
The blossoms of the elderflower are turned into a syrup or so-called elderflower cordial.
Elderflowers are known to have cooling properties and taste exceptional, which I can hardly describe, but as a bouquet of spring flowers.
Elderflower syrup vs St.Germain liqueur
Some elderflower cocktails are prepared with elderflower liqueur, which is a more recent invention known as St Germain.
In my recipe, you will use elderflower cordial aka elderflower syrup and not the St Germain liqueur
Hence why this cocktail recipe with elderflower is not a St Germain cocktail.
Today’s elderflower cocktail is prepared with gin, tonic and lemon juice making it a light, crystal clear well balanced sparkling cocktail.
How to make my Lemon Elderflower cocktail?
My Elderflower cocktail with lemon and gin is made with this elderflower syrup.
That way the flavors are easily mixed into the cocktail and you don’t need to add any sugar.
Follow the simple steps to prepare this cocktail and find the complete recipe with ingredients and instructions further below.
Combine the elderflower syrup with the lemon juice and gin in a shaker.
Shake everything well until well combined.
Pour your elderflower cocktail in a glass.
Top up with tonic water (I like to use Fever Tree or Schweppes).
Serve with plenty of ice cubes a slice of lemon and elderflower blossoms if you get some.
When to serve this Elderflower cocktail?
This gin tonic cocktail with elderflower flavors is great at a garden BBQ party or a hot summer soiree.
Elderflower cordial is known to cool you down and is great refreshment in the hot summer months.
With this elderflower syrup cocktail, you have a real refreshment which can be turned into a great summer drink crowd pleaser.
More Elderflower Recipes
- Lemon Elderflower Curd by fabfood4all.co.uk
- Processco Elderflower Mint Cocktail by tinnedtomatoes.com
- Elderflower Fritters by forestandfauna.com
Dear Reader, did you try this Gin Elderflower cocktail?
Lemon Gin Elderflower Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 ounces Gin
- Juice of 1/2 Lemon
- 1 ounce Elderflower syrup
- Ice Cubes
- Tonic Water to top up
- Combine in the shaker the Gin, lemon juice and elderflower syrup.
- Keep a glass ready with ice cubes and pour in the mixture.
- Top up with tonic water.
- Serve directly cold. You can decorate with elderflower blossoms too if they are in season and available in your place.