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
  • Prosecutor — Rye, Elderflower liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lemon juice
  • Memorial Day — Rum, Coca Leaf Liqueur, Elderflower liqueur, Bitters, Limeade
  • Franco-American 60 — India Pale Ale, Gin, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon juice, Grapefruit peel
  • Victorian — Champagne, Lemon vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Grapefruit bitters, Simple syrup, Lemon juice