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

  • The Divine Lorraine — Elderflower liqueur, Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, Sweet vermouth, Orange cream citrate, Orange peel
  • Madininha — Rhum Agricole, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Cucumber juice
  • Victor Victoria — Blanco tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Orange bitters, Lime juice
  • Bitter Elder — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Campari, Lemon juice
  • La Nuestra Paloma — Tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Triple sec, Bitters, Club soda, Lime juice, Grapefruit juice