Elderflower gin is sweet, sweet summer in a glass.
Feather light and intoxicatingly aromatic, drinking elderflower-based is like walking through a garden. Elderflower liqueur is utter heaven, too, when served on the rocks, swirled in cocktails or dropped into a glass of fizz.
Drinking an elderflower cocktail is enjoying a beautiful British summers’ day to the fullest. Happily, you’re spoilt for choice.
Edinburgh Gin Elderflower Liqueur
Elderflower buds, orange peel, mulberries, pine buds, lavender and lemongrass. Edinburgh Gin’s Elderflower Liqueur reads like a lovely little poem.
This Scottish liqueur delivers a clean, floral aroma with a taste of pear, peach and grapefruit zest. Edinburgh Gin recommends serving it however you like, whether that’s with tonic, soda, lemonade, or champagne. Oh la la.
The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur
If you love a vibrant bottle, The Lakes Distillery’s lime green, frosted chunky bottle is an eye catcher. Lakes Gin’s elderflower liqueur is vibrant with local elderflower, juniper and hints of coriander.
The super fresh elderflower notes will transport you to a wildflower-filled meadow. Drink it with a mint for an unusual — but entirely welcome — herbal accent to a gin and tonic.
The Lakes Elderflower Gin Liqueur is available from Amazon (£26.99)
St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
This extremely chic French liqueur comes from flower-gatherers’ bushels of handpicked flowers, said to be transported back to the village by bicycle. Trés romantic.
St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur is for the gin drinker looking for a bottle as stunning as what’s inside it. One reviewer creates an elderflower Pimm’s cup with this liqueur, cloudy apple juice, lime, mint leaves and a lot of ice.
Gordon’s Elderflower Gin
Hankering for elderflower gin on a budget? Gordon’s also does an elderflower gin (not gin liqueur) in their line up. It’s Gordon’s with a summery, floral twist. Try it with a halved strawberry to coax out the gin’s delicate flavours.
Gordon’s Elderflower Gin is available from ASDA (£13)
Warner Edwards Elderflower Gin
Fresh buds are gathered at Warner Edwrads’ Falls Farm in Northamptonshire. Warner Edwards harvests over 200 flowers at their summer peak to create this summery gin.
This gin is fragranced with sweet, fresh flowers making it truly field to bottle. Velvety and light, expect flavours of vanilla, nutmeg, cardamom and even a hint of chocolate.
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin
If you’re looking for a gin with Robin Hood connections, there is one: Sir Robin of Locksley Gin.
This Yorkshire gin’s bright chartreuese elderflower flavoured gin is a citrusy choice. Pink grapefruit lends some natural sweetness. Garnish it with a grapefruit twist to accentuate the citrus notes even further.
Sir Robin of Locksley Gin (70cl, 40.5% ABV) is available from Amazon (£37.31) and 31Dover (£30.95)
JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin
Bright and complex with floral, juniper and cinnamon notes, J.J. Whitley’s Elderflower Gin is a great pick for summery G&Ts.
Its candied yet grassy elderflower notes, plus orange blossom and honey, is divine.
JJ Whitley Elderflower Gin is available from Amazon (£14), Tesco (£16)
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