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6 Elegant Elderflower Gin Cocktails That Are Heavenly Hedgerows in a Glass

elderflower gin cocktails

The British countryside is a beautiful thing and never more so than from late May to mid June when elderflowers briefly bloom.

The elderflower is the jewel in the crown for many foragers – white gold growing on hedgerows and in woodland that is destined to become, among other things, elegant elderflower gin cocktails.

Fragrant and floral, elderflower gin has a taste like no other, an unmistakeable quality that brings a distinctiveness to cocktails that transports the drinker to the sunny countryside in just a sip.

Elderflower gin cocktails are often paired with Prosecco for the ultimate celebratory drink, but that’s not all it can do – why not try one of these recipes and see for yourself.

Best Elderflower Gin Cocktails

  1. Lakes Elderflower Gin Fizz

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  In a cocktail shaker, combine the first three ingredients over ice and fine strain into a chilled champagne flute.
    2. 2. Top with sparkling wine or Prosecco and garnish with mint leaves.
  2. Spring Solstice

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Shake all ingredients except tonic and pour into a Highball glass.
    2. 2. Top up with tonic and garnish with orange and rosemary.
  3. Indian Elderflower G&T

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Add the gin liqueur to a glass with ice and top up with Indian tonic.
    2. 2. Garnish with apple for best flavour pairing.
  4. Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Fizz

    Ingredients:

    • • 15ml Raspberry & Elderflower Gin Liqueur
    • • 60ml Mr Hobbs Gin
    • • 35ml fresh lemon juice
    • • 15ml sugar syrup
    • • 10 x fresh raspberries (25ml raspberry puree)
    • • 3 x dashes orange bitters
    • • Soda
    • • Raspberries, mint and viola flower to garnish

    Method:

    1. 1.  Muddle raspberries in shaker.
    2. 2. Place top 5 ingredients into an ice filled shaker.
    3. 3. Shake and fine strain into an ice filled hi-ball & top up with soda.
    4. 4. Garnish with raspberries, mint and viola flower.
  5. Cambridge Apple & Elderflower Gin Fizz

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  In a mixing bowl add the gin, elderflower gin liqueur and cloudy apple juice and mix.
    2. 2. Pour and divide into 4 glasses with ice and top up with soda water.
    3. 3. Garnish with apple slices (optional).
  6. The Bluebird

    Ingredients:

    Method:

    1. 1.  Stir all ingredients until very cold in a mixing glass.
    2. 2. Strain into a pre-chilled Coupe glass and garnish with an orange twist.