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

  • Bitter Elder — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Campari, Lemon juice
  • Franco-American 60 — India Pale Ale, Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Grapefruit peel
  • Memorial Day — Rum, Coca Leaf Liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Limeade
  • La Nuestra Paloma — Tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Triple sec, Bitters, Club soda, Lime juice, Grapefruit juice
  • Stormy Morning — Champagne, Crème de Violette, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Lime