Elderflower Gin and Tonic

by | Apr 30, 2018 | All, Elderflower Liqueur, Gin

Add some summer flair to your conventional gin and tonic happy hour cocktail with this uber-refreshing Elderflower Gin and Tonic!

One lowball glass of Elderflower Gin and Tonic cocktail garnished with lime wedges. Other glasses of Elderflower Gin and Tonic in the background. I’m a firm proponent of the saying, “don’t mess with a good thing”. Why screw up something that’s already solid?

You might argue that a gin and tonic is practically perfect the way it is, but I challenge you to think outside the box just a bit and give this Elderflower Gin and Tonic recipe a try. It has all the traditional flavors that G&T lovers adore but adds a summery, refreshing twist with the addition of elderflower liqueur.

The BEST Elderflower Gin and Tonic recipe

Making a good gin and tonic isn’t rocket science, but I do find that everyone likes their cocktail a little bit different. To make our Elderflower Gin and Tonic recipe, you need to start with the correct proportions of spirits: 2 parts gin for every one part elderflower liqueur.

How to make an Elderflower G&T

I’m pretty traditional when it comes to my G&T. With this recipe, I prefer a lowball glass with ice, lime, 2 parts gin, 1 part elderflower liqueur and topped with tonic. But l like I mentioned before, everyone has a different opinion on what makes the perfect gin and tonic.

After you’ve got the ratio of spirits down, you can play with the rest of the ingredients. Love limes? Toss in a few wedges. Want a lighter cocktail? Pour the ingredients into a high ball glass and add a generous amount of tonic water.

Two lowball glasses of Elderflower Gin and Tonic cocktails on a dark black board, garnished with lime wedges and a cocktail jigger.What are some other gin and elderflower cocktail recipes?

Love the flavor combination in this updated classic cocktail? Then don’t miss our uber-popular Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail recipe! Craving more inspiration? We have an entire post dedicated to all things elderflower liqueur, including some of our favorite elderflower liqueur cocktail recipes. A must read!

If you love gin, you’re going to want to give some of these other tasty gin cocktails a try, too:

Watermelon Gin Punch – Garnish with Lemon®

Clementine and Lemon Gin Cocktail – Cookin’ Canuck

Citrus Gin Sodas – Garnish with Lemon®

The White Lady Cocktail –  Boulder Locavore

Elderflower Drink with Bourbon

Aperol Gin Cocktail – Garnish with Lemon®

Two lowball glasses of elderflower gin and tonic cocktails on a dark wood board. Garnished with ice and lime wedges

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Elderflower Gin and Tonic

Elderflower Gin and Tonic

Update your gin and tonic with this refreshing Elderflower Gin and Tonic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
  • lime wedge
  • tonic water


  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice.
  2. Pour in gin and elderflower liqueur.
  3. Squeeze lime wedge into glass and top with tonic water.
  4. Stir and serve. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 0g

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