This light and bright Elderflower Martini needs to go to the top of your must-make list. One sip and you will understand why it’s one of our most popular cocktail recipes! 

Straight on shot of elderflower martini in stemmed martini glass with ice cubes and gold shot glass on side on black background.

You know we love our cocktails, right?

And we have some hugely popular cocktails on Garnish with Lemon, like this Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail and the Elderflower Margarita, but this Elderflower Martini is one of our all-time favorite cocktails.

One sip of this mouthwatering cocktail and you will be on Team Elderflower, too. 

What is Elderflower Liqueur?

Elderflower liqueur is made from the small, white flowers of the elderflower bush. These blossoms are often handpicked and the liqueur is made with no preservatives or stabilizers (which means it really should be used in about 6 months for best flavor).

It adds such a great flavor to so many different drinks and has become one of our favorites so finishing a bottle never seems to be a problem for us.

If you need more recipes to finish your bottle check out all of our elderflower cocktails!

You want me to use how many kinds of alcohol in this cocktail?

Now don’t get freaked out by the fact that this cocktail has vodka and gin in the ingredients. Odd combination, I know, but it totally works. I love to make mine with Tanqueray Gin and Tito’s Vodka, but feel free to use your favorite.

Every time I have one, I am reminded of just how much I love this drink. It’s not too sweet, not too tart, just a perfect balance of flavors.

What makes this cocktail so good?

The key to this Elderflower Martini 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.

I use this juicer to make quick work of making the homemade sweet and sour mix. But don’t get me wrong, I have made it plenty of times using a reamer too.

Don’t let the fact you don’t own a juicer stop you from making this martini!

In fact, once you taste it in this drink, you’ll enjoy juicing those lemons and limes so much you will probably keep a batch on hand. Happy hour anyone?

Can I make this cocktail as a batch for a party?

That’s another great thing about this martini? It’s easy to make a batch cocktail.

So if you are hosting a gathering for any occasion, hanging out with friends, or just because it’s the weekend,  it always fits right in.

This Elderflower Martini just might become your new go-to batch or anytime cocktail.

I’ll drink to that.


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Want another way to use elderflower? Try some of these yummy cocktails!

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Elderflower Martini

Elderflower Martini

The homemade sweet and sour is the game changer in this Elderflower Martini!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Homemade Sweet and Sour Mix:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 3/4 cup simple syrup


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 ounces homemade sweet and sour
  • Lime wedges


To make the sweet and sour:

Combine sweet and sour mix ingredients in a mason jar and shake to combine. Keep chilled until ready to use.

To make the martini:

Pour gin, vodka, St. Germain and sweet and 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.

Serve immediately.


The sweet and sour mix will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

5 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 23mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 24g Protein: 0g