While there might be flowers on the table, elderflower cocktails bring romance to any occasion. As the first sip entices, the sweet floral notes are irresistible. Whether paired with a sparkling wine, gin or another libation, it is the flavor that could make any event a little more romantic.
Although the nuanced flavors of elderflower cocktails are exquisite, the balance takes a deft hand. Just like a great romance, there needs to be a little flavor lingering and even a little undefined. That little air of mystery is one that makes the next sip even more exciting.
If you are ready to bring a little romance to cocktail hour, these elderflower cocktails are delightful. As an apertif to a romantic dinner or the final sip, it could be the story of a lifetime.
Gin and elderflower are always a lovely combination. This cocktail brings the elderflower flavor through the Q Mixers Elderflower Tonic. With a little extra effervescence from the champagne, this cocktail is meant to be celebration.
- 3 oz Q Mixers Elderflower Tonic
- 0.5 oz Gin
- 2 oz dry Champagne
- 1 mint sprig (garnish)
- Build all ingredients slowly, in a champagne flute.
If you are making this cocktail, a few items are important. First, the tonic and champagne need to be well-chilled. Even consider chilling the champagne flute. Also, remember to give the mint a little hit to release the aroma.
While elderflower cocktails can be served before the meal, a dessert option is another possibility. Instead of a richer cocktail, this cocktail option has a burst of brightness. The touch of citrus and a little sweet might make you re-think your favorite dessert.
- 2 parts Firefly Ruby Red Vodka
- 1 part St. Germain
- 1 part grapefruit juice
- Grapefruit wedge
Shake all ingredients with ice and pour through a strainer into a chilled glass. Garnish with grapefruit wedge and enjoy!
These elderflower cocktails are just a small taste of the possibilities. Why not open a bottle and see how the romance blooms.
What is your favorite romantic cocktail?