Elderflower Collins
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Elderflower Collins
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Elderflower Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, incorporating the delicate floral notes of elderflower liqueur for a unique and aromatic experience. This cocktail blends ... more The Elderflower Collins is a refreshing twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail, incorporating the delicate floral notes of elderflower liqueur for a unique and aromatic experience. This cocktail blends the tartness of lemon juice with the sweetness of sugar syrup and maraschino cherry, balanced with dry gin's botanical complexity. Topped with soda water, it offers a crisp and bubbly finish, making it a perfect choice for gatherings or a relaxing evening. Served in a cocktail glass, the Elderflower Collins is known for its elegant presentation and has become a favorite among those who appreciate floral and nuanced drink flavors. Ideal for summer days or as a sophisticated option for cocktail enthusiasts, it's a must-try for those exploring elderflower-based drinks.
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Lemon Juice
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12.39% | 1.42 units *
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Classic

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Elderflower Collins is a delightful symphony of flavors, where the botanical sharpness of dry gin meets the sweet, subtle florality of elderflower liqueur. The inclusion of lemon juice injects a zesty vitality that cuts through the sweetness, while the soda water adds a refreshing effervescence, making this cocktail a refreshing choice for both floral aficionados and those new to elderflower's charm.

Method
How to make a Elderflower Collins

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining the first 5 ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Vigorously shake the mixture for about 10-15 seconds, or until the shaker feels frosty on the outside
Next, strain the concoction into a glass filled with fresh ice, ensuring a smooth pour
Finally, gently top off the drink with soda, adding a refreshing fizz to your cocktail
Enjoy your expertly mixed beverage!

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Fizz  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Elderflower Collins?

The Elderflower Collins is a variant of the classic Tom Collins cocktail, which originated in the late 19th century. This version incorporates elderflower liqueur for a floral twist, which has gained popularity in recent years as craft cocktails and floral liqueurs have surged in interest.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of gin for the Elderflower Collins?

Absolutely! While dry gin is specified for its clean and balanced flavor, you're welcome to experiment with different types of gin based on your personal preference. For instance, a London dry gin will keep it classic, whereas using an American or botanical gin can introduce new flavor profiles to the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Elderflower Collins?

Yes, to create a non-alcoholic version of the Elderflower Collins, simply substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative and use a non-alcoholic elderflower cordial in place of the elderflower liqueur. Adjust the quantities to taste and top up with soda water as per the original recipe.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness of the Elderflower Collins?

To adjust the sweetness, you can modify the amount of sugar syrup and elderflower liqueur according to your preference. If you prefer it sweeter, consider adding a little more sugar syrup or elderflower liqueur. For a less sweet cocktail, reduce the quantity of these ingredients.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Elderflower Collins?

The Elderflower Collins, with its floral and citrus notes, pairs wonderfully with light and fresh dishes. Seafood, particularly shellfish, grilled vegetables, or a summer salad with a citrusy dressing, are excellent choices. It also complements light, fruit-based desserts well.

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