Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade

by | Jun 19, 2017 | All, Elderflower Liqueur, Vodka

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.

Vodka Elderflower Lemonade cocktail in low ball glass on ice garnished with lemon slice and served with colorful straws.

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?

Pitcher of Vodka Elderflower Lemonade and Low ball glasses filled with ice and garnished with lemon slices and striped straws.


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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Straight on image of Vodka Elderflower Lemonade in a low ball glass garnished with a fresh lemon slice and a striped straw on a light background


Batch cocktails are the way to go this summer! Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade is a refreshing way to turn a classic cocktail into a fancy drink. You are just 4 ingredients away from the best summer drink!


Yield: 12 ounces

Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade

Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade

A refreshing twist on a classic cocktail, this Vodka Elderflower Lemonade is a great summer sipper!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed lemonade
  • Club soda
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  1. 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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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

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Hi, I’m Lisa! Looking for the party? It’s probably at my house. Nothing brings me more joy than sharing good food with friends and family. That and a seriously good cocktail.


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      Elderflower has quickly become a favorite in our house! Glad to find someone else who shares my love for it!

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    This is perfect for these warm summer days! I have never used Elderflower, I look forward to trying it. I will definitely be enjoying this on the weekend! Thank you!

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      Thanks, Dan! It’s one of our favorites!

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    Do you use sweetened lemonade?

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      I use a sweetened lemonade, but try and find one that isn’t too sweet!

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    This is so tasty and I love the video!

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    I like to make this cocktail by boiling water in a kettle., pour into a 32 oz pitcher, add 2 lemons quartered. 1 cup of sugar, 1 tsp salt —stir and let cool. The lemonade should have a salty sweet flavor. Then when you’re ready to make the cocktail…pour 4oz, of lemonade, 1 oz white rum, and 1 oz st. Germain, into a glass and stir well with a little ice. Add a mint sprig for garnish or lemon if you prefer . It’s a beautiful refreshing drink for summer.


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