Elderflower Liqueur

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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

  • Victorian — Champagne, Lemon vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Grapefruit bitters, Simple syrup, Lemon juice
  • Alto Cucina — Scotch, Dry vermouth, Cynar, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel
  • Spring Reviver — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Calvados, Absinthe, Lime juice, Gentiane de Lure, Gomme syrup, Orange peel
  • Son of a Preacher Man — Bourbon, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Absinthe, Grapefruit juice, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Victor Victoria — Blanco tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Orange bitters, Lime juice