Elderflower Liqueur

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Elderflower liqueur is a liqueur made by macerating the flowers of the European Black Elder (Sambucus nigra) in alcohol. Elderflower liqueur smells like litchi and flowering fields (green, floral, polleny), and has a strong musky component. 

St. Germain (pictured) is the most common brand of elderflower liqueur. 

Some popular cocktails containing Elderflower liqueur

  • Bitter Elder — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Campari, Lemon juice
  • Prosecutor — Rye, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice
  • Alto Cucina — Scotch, Dry vermouth, Cynar, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel
  • The Divine Lorraine — Elderflower liqueur, Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Sweet vermouth, Orange cream citrate, Orange peel
  • Altazor — Pisco, Elderflower liqueur, Dry apricot brandy, Lemon juice, Pineapple syrup