14 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

14 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy
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Anyone with a Pinterest account knows elderflower liqueur has taken the zeitgeist by storm over the last few years. Naturally, the movement has given rise to a vast array of decadent elderflower liqueur cocktails that are equal parts photogenic and delicious. (And really, what more could anyone ask for from a cocktail?)

St-Germain is perhaps the most popular elderflower liqueur around. It’s dangerously tasty and characterized by a bright, fragrant flavor. This should come as no surprise, as St-Germain liqueur is literally crafted from spring flowers gathered in the hillsides of the French Alps. (This is not a drill.) If you’ve never tried it, summer is undoubtedly the best time to give it a shot. Mixed with the right ingredients, elderflower liqueur will surely have you hooked after your first sip.

Ahead, you’ll find everything from decadent blood orange cocktails to sleek white cosmopolitans—elderflower liqueur drinks that are pretty enough to Instagram, but not too pretty to drink. So get to mixing, and then to snapping—and then to sipping.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Style Me Pretty.

1. White Cosmopolitan

Mix vodka, St-Germain, lime juice and white cranberry juice to get this sophisticated white cosmo.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Dishes Delish.

2. Frenchie Cocktail

The splash of refreshing citrus juice takes this French elderflower liqueur cocktail to an entirely new level.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Call Me Fudge.

3. Muddled Monarch Cocktail

Grapefruit and mint make this St-Germain cocktail especially refreshing.

STYLECASTER | 14 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Kitchn.

4. Cranberry and St-Germain Pitcher

Combine just four ingredients—vodka, St-Germain, cranberry juice and club soda—and you’ll have a refreshing sparkling elderflower liqueur cocktail in a snap.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Little Epicurean.

5. Lychee Sangria

St-Germain and lychee make this white elderflower liqueur sangria anything but ordinary.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Bright Eyed Baker.

6. Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz

Cooling cucumber and fragrant St-Germain make this a elderflower liqueur cocktail a spa-worthy sipper.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

StreetSmart Kitchen.

7. St-Germain Pineapple Cocktail

A combination of pineapple, rum, gin and St-Germain makes for a fun and fruity elderflower liqueur cocktail.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Solstice Table.

8. Blood Orange Champagne Floats

Warm summer days call for these blood orange sorbet, champagne and St-Germain floats.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Waiting on Martha.

9. Grapefruit, Elderflower and Rosemary Vodka Cocktail

These grapefruit, elderflower and rosemary vodka cocktails look almost too pretty to drink. Almost.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Delicious Life.

10. St-German and Champagne Spritzer

Cocktails don’t get simpler (or more delicious) than this St-Germain and champagne spritzer.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Baked Bree.

11. Elderflower Smash

Bitters give an edge to this citrusy St-Germain and mint cocktail.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Sweetest Occasion.

12. St-Germain Gin and Tonic

The classic gin and tonic gets an elderflower-y upgrade, thanks to a splash of St-Germain and lime.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

Nerds with Knives.

13. The French Tart

Rosemary adds an herbal complexity to this elderflower and grapefruit cocktail.

STYLECASTER | 16 Elderflower Liqueur Cocktails to Take Your Summer From Boring to Boozy

The Little Epicurean.

14. Blood Orange Elderflower Gin Cocktail

You can never go wrong with a blood orange cocktail—especially a blood orange cocktail with elderflower liqueur in it.

 

Originally published on SheKnows.com.

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