This Elderflower Gin Fizz Cocktail is delicious! Make this recipe for cocktail hour or for a girls night celebration. Get the how-to, here.
Today’s cocktail time is one of my favorite creations! It incorporates some spirits that I’m currently craving, and has a very “crafted” quality. This is my elderflower gin fizz cocktail recipe and it would be the PERFECT cocktail for ladies night or for an awards viewing party coming up this Sunday.
It all started with this delicious gin I discovered last year, called The Botanist. I was looking for something different and wanted to give gin a try, as it seems so “vintage” in a glamorous Great Gatsby sort of way. After doing some research I found that this one is a small batch artisanal gin with very good ratings. It also didn’t hurt that the bottle is attractive and the price was competitive with the classic, Hendrick’s.
My husband and I did some test sipping to rate it ourselves and we were both so impressed! It’s not as dry as Hendrick’s, but the flavor is delicately floral and it goes down smoooooth. It’s the perfect base for this cocktail.
Elderflower liqueur is still showing strong after a couple of years trending. We should all know by now how good it is added sparingly to a glass of champagne, but it’s also fantastic in this drink too!
Elderflower Gin Fizz Cocktail
- 2 ounces good gin – I love The Botanist for this
- 1/2 lemon, juiced – use this tool for the greatest of ease in juicing
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 2-3 ounces sparkling mineral water – I really like Pellegrino for this
Combine first 4 ingredients in a glass over ice. Top off with sparkling mineral water and enjoy!
NOTE: To make the simple syrup, combine 2 cups of water with 1 cup of sugar in a small sauce pan, over medium heat. Heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Store covered in the refrigerator up to a month.