It’s summer!! You only need 4 ingredients to change up your traditional cocktail of choice and sip on a refreshing Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade.
Summer is here and that means it’s time to relax and sip cocktails on the patio with friends. Batch cocktails always make entertaining easy and one of our favorites is this delicious Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade.
Have you tried Elderflower Liqueur?
Now it’s no secret that we are big fans of elderflower liqueur. In fact, our most popular drinks on Garnish with Lemon include elderflower liqueur like this Elderflower Martini and this Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail.
If you haven’t jumped on the elderflower bandwagon yet, it seriously needs to be in your shopping cart the next time you go to the liquor store. And since we have many tasty ways for you to enjoy it, your worries about using the whole bottle have just disappeared!
What does Elderflower taste like?
Don’t worry; even though elderflower liqueur is made from flowers, it doesn’t taste like you are drinking your grandma’s perfume! Rather the liqueur has a delicate floral flavor that is more nuanced than you’d expect.
Since elderflower liqueur is rather sweet, you can easily use it to replace other sweeteners in your cocktail recipes like simple syrup, agave and maple syrup.
Elderflower liqueur adds just enough flavor to take a classic vodka lemonade and turn it into a fancy drink. Fancy drinks that are easy and people can serve themselves? What more could a girl ask for?
Does it matter what kind of lemonade I use for this cocktail?
I’m a firm believer that your end product can only be as good as the parts that make it up. I like to splurge on some fresh squeezed lemonade from the grocery store when I serve these at a party.
When you only have four ingredients in a drink, only use the best as it definitely makes a difference.
Can I make this recipe into a batch cocktail?
You sure can, I do it all the time! Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want and pour it all in a pitcher. Make it ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to serve it. Hold off on adding the club soda otherwise ahead of time, there won’t be any bubbles left.
I add it right before serving for the best results!
What if I don’t drink vodka? Can I use something else in this drink?
You sure can! This recipe is pretty forgiving so you can use swap in your favorite hard alcohol for the vodka. I have tried it with Bacardi Limon Rum and gin, both are amazing!
You can even set out all 3 at a party and let people mix them up themselves. That way they can get the cocktail they want AND you don’t have to do the work! How’s that for a win-win?
Looking for more delicious cocktails? Here are some of our favorites that use elderflower liqueur.
Elderflower Wine Cocktails– Garnish with Lemon®
Elderflower Gin Fizz– Boulder Locavore
Peach Rosé Sangria – Garnish with Lemon®
Pear and Elderflower Collins– A Spicy Perspective
Elderflower Margaritas– Garnish with Lemon®
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- 3 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces elderflower liqueur
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemonade
- Club soda
- Lemon slices for garnish
- Place ice in a highball glass. Add vodka, elderflower liqueur and lemonade. Stir to combine. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon slice. Serve immediately
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Serving Size:6 ounces
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 210 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 4mg Carbohydrates: 14g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 13g Protein: 0g