Elderflower Gin Sour

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Feb 16, February

This drink is bright and elegant, with layers of floral and citrus.

I don't drink often, but when I do I like a glass of red wine or a quality cocktail. This Elderflower Gin Sour is fun, refreshing and the perfect Friday night sipper.

Elderflowers are usually ready late May to mid-June and are best picked when the buds are freshly open on a dry, sunny day. The blossoms can be saved and be used in baked goods or to be infused into spirits, syrups and cordials.

But, do your research before foraging and take someone knowledgeable with you as not all parts of the elderflower plant are edible!


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Servings: 2

The Recipe


  • 2 ounces elderflower blossom infused gin (see below)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce egg whites
  • 1 ounce lime juice


  1. Add everything into a cocktail shaker, seal and dry shake for at least 10 seconds.
  2. Add ice, seal again and shake for another 10 seconds to chill.
  3. Fit a Hawthorne strainer over the top of the shaker and pour the cocktail through a fine-mesh sieve into the glasses.
  4. Garnish and enjoy!

To make Elderflower Blossom Infused Gin:

Put elderflower blossoms and gin in a large mason jar and shake to mix. Let sit for at least 3 days. You will need around 12 blossoms per average bottle of gin (750ml).


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