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

  • Prosecutor — Rye, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice
  • Means of Preservation — Gin, Dry vermouth, Elderflower liqueur, Celery bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • Alto Cucina — Scotch, Dry vermouth, Cynar, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel
  • Apparent Sour — Aperol, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Rosemary
  • Son of a Preacher Man — Bourbon, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Absinthe, Grapefruit juice, Lemon juice, Simple syrup