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

  • Memorial Day — Rum, Coca Leaf Liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Limeade
  • Le Antoinette — Gin, Campari, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice
  • Spring Pleasure — Gin, Rhubarb liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice
  • Texas Star Margarita — Tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Grapefruit juice, Lime juice, Hibiscus syrup
  • Not Coming Home — Bianco Vermouth, Absinthe, Elderflower liqueur, Orange flower water, Grapefruit peel
  • Spicy Sandilla — Blanco tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Grace Under Fire — Mezcal, Elderflower liqueur, Sriracha bitters, Grapefruit peel
  • The Naughty Sundress — Old Tom Gin, Manzanilla sherry, Elderflower liqueur, Basil eau de vie, Peach bitters, Lemon peel
  • Respect your Elderflowers — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Simple syrup, Cucumber
  • Bison Drop — Bison grass vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Honey syrup, Lemon
St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
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