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
  • Apples and Oranges — Apple brandy, Elderflower liqueur, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Simple syrup
  • Apparent Sour — Aperol, Elderflower liqueur, Lime juice, Rosemary
  • China Fight Cocktail — Cognac, Bigallet China-China, Elderflower liqueur, Orange peel
  • Means of Preservation — Gin, Dry vermouth, Elderflower liqueur, Celery bitters, Grapefruit peel