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

  • Victorian — Champagne, Lemon vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Grapefruit bitters, Simple syrup, Lemon juice
  • Altazor — Pisco, Elderflower liqueur, Dry apricot brandy, Lemon juice, Pineapple syrup
  • Spring Reviver — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Calvados, Absinthe, Lime juice, Gentiane de Lure, Gomme syrup, Orange peel
  • Means of Preservation — Gin, Dry vermouth, Elderflower liqueur, Celery bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • Prosecutor — Rye, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice