You know we love our cocktails, right? We have some great ones on here, like the Ginger Pear Martini and the Raspberry Paloma. But I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this Elderflower Martini with you. We tried to come up with a witty name, because this drink is so out-of-this-world tasty, but we just couldn’t come up with something that aptly described it. Elderflower? What the heck is that?
Elderflower Liqueur is a French liqueur made from the blossoms of an Elderflower, and, since it uses no preservatives, you should drink the bottle within six months after opening it. And with this martini, I promise you won’t have a problem polishing it off in that time frame. It definitely is the star of this martini. If our bottle makes it until summer, I’ll be shocked.
Now don’t get freaked out by the fact that there is vodka and gin in the ingredients. Odd combination, I know, but it works. Every time I have one, I am reminded of just howmuch I love this drink. It’s not too sweet, not too tart, just a perfect balance of flavors. But the key to it is the homemade sweet and sour, and it is totally worth the extra work. Trust me on this one. You may never go back to the bottled mix again.
The Elderflower Martini also lends itself well to a batch cocktail, so it’s perfect for parties. Add that ease with the bright springy color and flavors, and your Easter cocktail is served. Can’t wait that long? Whip up a batch for a March Madness party, book club or just because it’s the weekend. Get the idea? It’s pretty much perfect for any occasion. I’ll drink to that! Cheers!
A smooth martini made with gin, vodka and Elderflower liqueur.
Author: inspired by Kincaid’s Restaurant
Recipe type: Drinks
1 ounce gin
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
2 ounces homemade sweet and sour
Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix:
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1¾ cup simple syrup
Pour gin, vodka, St. Germain and sweet in sour into a martini shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously to combine. Squeeze a wedge of lime into a martini glass and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
The sweet and sour mix will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.