Fragrant, floral and refreshing, there’s nothing like the delicate flavour of elderflower. We’ve drizzled it on cakes, stirred it into ice creams and even fried it into golden-brown fritters. Our all-time favourite way to enjoy this alluring hedgerow treat is in a cool cocktail or simple, homemade cordial.
Learn how to make our easy elderflower cordial and you’ll have the taste at your fingertips. Mix with sparkling water or even champagne or prosecco for a fun party tipple.
It’s not just cordial you can use to capture delicious infusions. Have the tonic and ice at the ready and make a batch of your own elderflower gin for a G&T with a twist. We even have elderflower & gooseberry vodka – try serving with lemonade for a super-quick cocktail.
See our elderflower drinks collection for even more recipes.
1. Elderflower spritzer
Take five ingredients and cool off with a simple seasonal spritz. Mint and cucumber is a classic refreshing flavour combination, and it’s even better when combined with your own elderflower cordial and a glug of white wine. Skipping the booze? Try our healthy orange & cranberry version for a quick brunch flavour boost.
2. Apple, elderflower & gin cocktail
Five minutes and four ingredients is all it takes to mix up this crowd-pleasing cocktail. This jam jar gin beauty is full of flavour and perfect for taking on picnics, as everything is pre-mixed and ready to pour. Add a strip of fresh ginger for an extra-zingy brew with a hint of warmth. Need another picture-perfect picnic drink? Try these elderflower & cucumber G&Ts.
3. Elderflower and herb cooler
Adding a couple of well-placed sprigs of rosemary and thyme to your cocktail will take this boozy cooler to the next level. Add some edible flowers for a final flourish and learn how to make cool cubes with our handy video tutorial.
4. Prosecco & elderflower cocktail
Our classic prosecco, vodka and elderflower cocktail with a hint of jasmine and sharp grapefruit is an irresistible mix. Use a spoonful of orange blossom honey to balance out the strong citrus flavours. Try adding a scoop of zesty lemon sorbet and a splash of gin to your standard elderflower & prosecco mix for something extra special, or spoon in an easy gooseberry crush for a light, fruity treat no one will turn down.
5. Summer punch
If you’re entertaining a crowd, mix up a batch of our easy, sparkling summer punch. This delicious mix looks impressive but just involves throwing a few key ingredients together. If you want an extra special version, try swapping the sparkling water for champagne. Try another super swap and make our white wine sangria. The elderflower complements the peaches, delicate white wine and splash of ginger.
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What’s your favourite way to enjoy elderflower? Leave a comment below…