Elderflower Cocktails

I wasn’t fancy enough to order cocktails in college or much of grad school. I’m pretty sure the haunts I frequented preferred it that way too. At the time, any elderflower cocktails would have earned me the stare down and being ignored by a bartender…

I remember ordering a cocktail once and got a long stare down from the bartender as if I’d ruined his day. Granted it was a Long Island Iced Tea and the bar was really crowded that night, but hey – I didn’t know what I was doing.

Needless to say this didn’t exactly make me love ordering cocktails. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve been opting for cocktails and new ones at that.

My default used to be anything with pomegranate in the name. And even now, I know it’s a good fallback. It’s rarely sugary sweet, but it still has a fruity flavor I enjoy.

Sometime on my pomegranate cocktail journey, however, elderflower liqueur appeared and I was swayed to turn down a different default path.

Embarrassingly, I don’t actually know what elderflower tastes like, but I know that I’m yet to find a drink featuring the flavor that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed. So now you know if we go out for drinks, pomegranate or elderflower cocktails have my name written all over them!

Of course, you’ll also know that I’ll be hoping to find a drink made with one of these sustainable alcohol brands!

St. Germain Elderflower Cocktails


Passion Fruit Cocktail Recipe
With a name like passion fruit, how could the food not inspire romance? The tropical beauty is rich in fiber, iron, protein, antioxidants and carotenoids. Mix it with a splash of elderflower liqueur to liven up the cocktail. It balances out the dry champagne perfectly.
Passion Fruit Elderflower Cocktail
Elderflower Champagne Cocktail
A simple cocktail of champagne or dry sparkling wine mixed with elderlfower liqueur and topped off with bubbly water and fresh fruit. Swap out the fresh fruit depending on the season!!


White Wine Elderflower Sangria
This sweet, sassy and sippy sangria made with elderflower liquor is what summers are made of.
White Wine Sangria
St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
A spritzer of sparkling white wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, club soda, and pomegranate juice. Pomegranate arils add a pop of color to this effortlessly delicious and simple cocktail.
St. Germain Pomegranate Spritzers
A delicious and refreshing mix of citrus and fresh cherries combine in this summertime sip. Pit the cherries and squeeze fresh lemon juice into the pitcher to let this sangria marry the flavors together!


The Forbidden Flower Sour | An Elderflower & Pomegranate Bourbon Cocktail
Made with tart juice and sweet elderflower liquor, the Forbidden Flower Sour is a refreshing pomegranate bourbon cocktail, ideal for relaxing after a long day.
forbidden flower elderflower bourbon cocktail
St. Germain and Ruby Red Cocktail
Fresh grapefruit juice combined with dry gin and sweet elderflower liqueur for a beautiful pale pink cocktail everyone will want to sip!
St.  Germain and Ruby Red Cocktail
Elderflower Paloma
What better way to kick of entertaining season, than with a refreshing, from-the-garden inspired cocktail? Matt and I were in the mood to mixology it up this weekend and made the most delicious Paloma, but with a twist! We got new glasses in the mail from one of my favorite glassware companies, fferrone, so it…
Elderflower Paloma
Blackberry Cosmopolitan | Recipe | Food & Style
In this version of the iconic Cosmopolitan recipe, fresh blackberry purée is spiked with orange bitters for a quintessentially summery cocktail.
Blackberry Cosmopolitan
Elderflower Smash (St-Germain Cocktail) – Twist and Toast
You’ll love this Elderflower Smash, a St-Germain and gin herbal smash cocktail. Mint is muddled with elderflower liqueur, gin, fresh lemon juice, and bitters for your new favorite fresh and crisp happy hour favorite!
Honeydew & Mezcal Margarita
In this cocktail, sweet honeydew juice tames down smoky Mezcal to make an enchanting, summery margarita. Smoky chipotle syrup adds a wonderful zing!

Many of these recipes include fresh fruit and herbs. If that fruit isn’t in season, try swapping out one that is. You can get a complete list of season produce here:

What’s in Season in Spring?

What’s in Season in Summer?

What’s in Season in Fall?

What’s in Season in Winter?

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5 from 10 votes


A delicious and fun collection of elderflower cocktails, featuring the delicious liqueuer.
Prep Time15 minutes
3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: drinks
Servings: 6
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Luci Petlack


  • 750 mL chardonnay wine
  • 3 cups frozen pitted cherries
  • ¼ cup elderflower liqueur or syrup
  • 1 cup club soda
  • cup simple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 small or 1 large lemon thinly sliced


  • Remove 1 cup cherries from freezer. Let thaw.
  • In a large pitcher, combine wine, elderflower syrup/liqueur, club soda, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, crush thawed cherries to begin releasing juice. Add mashed and frozen cherries and lemon slices to the pitcher.
  • Refrigerate at least 2 hour before serving.


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Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Okay, so I had to stop by and say how much we LOVED this elderflower cocktail. Served it to some girlfriends and it was a huge hit! Filing this away for next time too!

  2. 5 stars
    Haha – so true about ordering cocktails in college – I hear ya! But now that I’m “all grown up” these gorgeous recipes are perfect – sophisticated and refreshing (and mostly really easy to make, too)! Thanks for so many ideas!

  3. 5 stars
    I love elderflower and these cocktails are no exception! Easy, refreshing and delicious; a great way to wind down after a long day, indeed!

  4. 5 stars
    Love this ELDERFLOWER COCKTAILS recipe, it looks so delicious and refreshing. Will make this soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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