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

  • Apples and Oranges — Apple brandy, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Franco-American 60 — India Pale Ale, Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Grapefruit peel
  • Madininha — Rhum Agricole, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Cucumber juice
  • Hoppy Father-in-Law — Hophead Vodka, Herbal liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Door County Hop Bitters, Lime juice, Lemon juice
  • Bitter Elder — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Campari, Lemon juice