These 2-ingredient Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails are not only super tasty, they are quick and easy to make – perfect for your next tailgating party!Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails need only two ingredients. Cider and elderflower stirred together in an ice-filled glass and garnished with apple slices.

Want to take your tailgating beverage game up a notch from beer or rum and cokes? Check out our recipe for 2-ingredient Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails! Not only are they uber-refreshing, especially on a steamy game day, they couldn’t be easier to pull together.

We like to keep our cocktails on the lighter side for tailgating parties (after all, the game could go into overtime), so effervescent hard cider was a no-brainer choice to use as the base of this drink. Adding a fragrant hint of one of our favorite spirits, elderflower liqueur, adds a bright flavor to the cider. Serve over ice for maximum refreshment.

Tip: If you’re a hard cider fan, you know that ciders range in sweetness. Choose a dry cider for these Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails. The potent elderflower liqueur balances the dry cider with the perfect amount of sweetness.

These Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails are just as easy to make as a batch cocktail as they are individually. Simply multiply the recipe by the number of guests and store in a pitcher or portable beverage jug until game time. Game day beverages don’t get much easier than this!

Two ice-filled glasses of Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails garnished with apple slices.

Image of Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails in high ball with fresh apple slices for garnish.


Check out some of our other favorite game day cocktails:
Bloody Mary – Garnish with Lemon®
Gameday Sangria – The Cookie Rookie
Sangria Lemonade – Garnish with Lemon®
Beer Margaritas – Garnish with Lemon®

Add an easy twist to your game day beverages with our 2-ingredient Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails!

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Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails

Elderflower Hard Cider Cocktails

This 2 ingredient cocktail is great for entertaining!


  • 1 (16-oz) can hard cider
  • 4 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • apple slices, optional


Fill two tall glasses with ice. Evenly divide hard cider and elderflower liqueur between glasses. Stir to combine. 

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 295 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 14mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 44g Protein: 0g