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

  • Stormy Morning — Champagne, Crème de Violette, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Lime
  • Victor Victoria — Blanco tequila, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Orange bitters, Lime juice
  • Apparent Sour — Aperol, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Rosemary
  • Vieux Mot — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • China Fight Cocktail — Cognac, Bigallet China-China, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel