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

  • Memorial Day — Rum, Coca Leaf Liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Limeade
  • Vieux Mot — Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • A Forest — Old Tom Gin, Allspice Dram, Crème de Violette, Amaro dell'Erborista, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters
  • Auld Lang — Sparkling white wine, Aperol, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Rosemary syrup
  • Victorian — Champagne, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon vodka, Grapefruit bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup