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Thursday 10 September 2009

Cocktail Hour: Elderflower Martini

Everyone keeps telling me just how brilliant elderflower is. But to me, it's a bit like drinking perfume - the flowery scent and taste is just a bit too flowery for me, I guess. But, you guys seem to like it, so in a bid to convince myself it's really rather tasty I might whip up this elderflower martini. Fresh, light, and just enough summery feeling to keep you smiling through September.

You'll need these things:
  • 25ml Elderflower cordial
  • 25ml Hendricks gin (because it tastes better with cucumber, but you could use any gin really)
  • 25ml dry vermouth
  • Juice of a lime
  • Cucumber
And you'll need to do these things:

Combine everything into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake about. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a wedge of cucumber. Try and convince yourself you're not drinking perfume.

How do you guys feel about elderflower? Yummy? Or like eating flowers?

Flickr image from Daniel Cruz Valle's photostream.


  1. There is a flowery-ness to it, much like there is with mango, and it can get a bit much at times but I love it! I just wish it wasn't so expensive!

  2. It's the flowery-ness that I'm just not sure about. It's well, like eating flowers.


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