When we glance over a summer cocktail menu and see the world ‘elderflower’, our decision is easily made. Thirst quenching with just the right amount of sweetness, elderflower drinks are having a serious hot girl summer moment. It mixes beautifully with Champagne for a bubbly indulgent treat and is easy to add in to your home-made batch cocktails. Or why not pick your own flowers and make elderflower cordial from scratch? DOSE has everything you need to know about the best elderflower drinks to impress your friends with this summer…
Easy Elderflower Champagne Recipe
With only 123 calories per drink, this elderflower Champagne recipe will be high on your cocktail list for summer 2021. Elderflower adds sweet and fruity notes that mingle seamlessly with mint in this refreshing Champagne cocktail.
Combine elderflower liqueur and mint in a cocktail shaker or a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Muddle with the back of a spoon until the mint is slightly crushed. Half-fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Top with Champagne (or prosecco).
St Germain Elderflower Cocktail Recipes
St Germain is the world’s first artisanal French liqueur, made with up to 1,000 fresh, wild, handpicked elderflower blossoms in every bottle. Below are our three favourite St Germian elderflower summer cocktails recipes. The perfect elderflower drinks to impress your friends and family at a dinner party or sunset drinks. And don’t worry, you definitely don’t need to be a cocktail connoisseur to make these impressive concoctions.
The St Germain Spritz
- 44ml St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- 60ml dry sparkling wine
- 60ml sparkling water
Combine all of the ingredients over ice in a Collins glass, stir Gently and finally garnish with a lemon twist.
- 21ml St-Germian Elderflower Liqueur
- 21ml Bombay Saphire Gin
- Bitter and 21ml Martini
- Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino
- 21ml Martini & Ross Riserva Speciale
Pour ingredients into a rock glass, add large ice cubes, stir until chilled and finally, garnish with an orange peel.
- 21ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 57ml Dewar’s 12 blended scotch whisky
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
An Easy At Home Elderflower Cordial Recipe
Elderflower cordial can be used to add some flavour to drinks, salads or desserts. The trick to making a strong cordial is to pick flowers on a sunny day before it gets too hot. Then use as soon as possible. Elderflower season in the UK is between May to early July. The beautiful plants are hard to miss and you can even plant a flower to grow an elderflower tree in your garden. Below is a simple elderflower cordial recipe.
- 1 pot of elderflowers
- 6-8 tbsp sugar
- 1 lemon sliced or juiced