Elderflower Gin & Tonic
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Elderflower Gin & Tonic
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Rating

3.99 / 5
The Elderflower Gin & Tonic is a refreshing and floral twist on the classic gin and tonic. It combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet and fragrant elderflower ... more The Elderflower Gin & Tonic is a refreshing and floral twist on the classic gin and tonic. It combines the botanical notes of gin with the sweet and fragrant elderflower liqueur to create a light and delightful cocktail experience. The inclusion of lime adds a subtle citrusy zing, balancing the sweetness of the elderflower and enhancing the tonic's crispness. Served in a lowball glass, this drink is often enjoyed as a cool, sophisticated refreshment during spring and summer gatherings, appealing to those who appreciate a nuanced flavor profile with a floral bouquet.
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8.14% | 2.85 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Elderflower Gin & Tonic offers a sophisticated blend of floral and botanical notes, with the elderflower adding a gentle sweetness that delicately undercuts the tonic's sharpness. It's light and refined, ideal for a summer evening, showcasing a perfect balance of gin's complexity with the delicate fragrance of elderflower.

Method
How to make a Elderflower Gin & Tonic

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a lowball glass with ice
Pour in gin and elderflower liqueur
Squeeze the lime wedge into glass and top with tonic water
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of liqueur if I don't have elderflower liqueur?

Yes, if you don't have elderflower liqueur, you can substitute it with a liqueur that has a floral or slightly sweet profile, such as orgeat or St-Germain. Keep in mind that the substitute will slightly alter the taste of your cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnish recommendations for an Elderflower Gin & Tonic?

For an Elderflower Gin & Tonic, you can garnish with a slice of lime or a lemon twist to add a citrus aroma. Fresh herbs like mint or rosemary can also complement the floral notes of the elderflower.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Elderflower Gin & Tonic?

The best way to serve an Elderflower Gin & Tonic is in a lowball glass filled with ice, ensuring that the cocktail is well-stirred but not shaken, to maintain its clarity and effervescence.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Elderflower Gin & Tonic compare to a regular gin and tonic?

The alcohol content of an Elderflower Gin & Tonic may be slightly higher than a standard gin and tonic due to the addition of elderflower liqueur. However, the final alcohol content also depends on the proportions and the specific brands of gin and liqueur used.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Elderflower Gin & Tonic?

Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, you can use a non-alcoholic gin alternative and elderflower cordial in place of the gin and elderflower liqueur. Top up with tonic water as usual. This variation provides a similar taste profile without the alcohol.

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