Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

This Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail is perfect for Valentine’s Day with its bright and vibrant color and beautiful combination of flavors. Gin, elderflower liqueur, strawberries, and lime come together for the perfect drink for your sweetheart.

Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail in a coupe glass
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Make this Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail for Valentine’s Day or just a special treat. The citrus, berry, and floral flavors all compliment each other and come together to make a delicious and beautiful craft cocktail.

Ingredients Needed for a Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

  • Gin (I used Aviation Gin)
  • Elderflower Liqueur (I used St. Germain Liqueur)
  • fresh lime
  • fresh strawberries
  • egg white
  • simple syrup
fresh strawberries in a bowl

How to Make this Strawberry Gin Cocktail

  1. Juice half of the lime and place the strawberries, lime juice, and the lime half that was just juiced in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle everything together to release the juices and flavors. Remove the lime half.
  2. Add the gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and egg white to the shaker. Place the lid on top and dry shake (no ice) for about 15-20 seconds. Remove the lid, add ice, and shake again for another 15-20 seconds. Double strain into your favorite coupe glass. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
strawberry gin cocktail in a coupe glass with a strawberry garnish

How to Make Simple Syrup for this Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

Simple syrup is exactly what it says…simple! It’s a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. Simply add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan over med-high heat. Stir while the sugar dissolves and allow the mixture to boil for 4-5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely (if you pour the syrup into a different container, it will cool off faster). Store the simple syrup in a sealable container in the fridge and it will last for a few weeks.

What is Elderflower Liqueur?

Elderflower Liqueur is a sweet and floral liqueur that can be enjoyed on its own or in a delicious cocktail. This liqueur is made from elderflowers which have their own unique scent and taste. The most common brand of elderflower liqueur is St-Germain. St-Germain can be found at most liquor stores along with a few alternatives that may be less expensive.

bottle of st germain liqueur

Do I have to Add an Egg White to this?

You can still enjoy this Strawberry Elderflower Valentine Cocktail without the egg white. You will not get the same foamy top as the photo, but the cocktail will still taste amazing. See my notes on the USDA comments on egg whites in the recipe. Not everyone is comfortable adding egg white to their drink, and that’s ok!

Do I have to Use Gin in This Elderflower Cocktail?

Although gin is a nice compliment to the elderflower liqueur, you can substitute vodka instead if you want to. The flavors will change slightly but the elderflower and strawberry will still be really good together.

Tools to Make this Strawberry Gin Cocktail

There are a few tools that will help you make a fantastic Strawberry Gin Cocktail at home. First, you will need a cocktail shaker. Next, a cocktail muddler with teeth that will work perfectly for the strawberries and lime. Lastly, a mesh strainer is a tool you need for cocktails with egg white and muddled fruit to catch any pieces you don’t want in your cocktail. Check out my post of a List of Bar Tools for all of your home bartending needs.

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strawberry gin cocktail in a coupe glass with a strawberry garnish

Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail

This Strawberry Elderflower Liqueur Cocktail is perfect for Valentine's Day with it's bright and vibrant color and beautiful combination of flavors.
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Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • coupe glass
  • fine-mesh strainer

Ingredients

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur (I used St. Germain)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ oz simple syrup (see notes for recipe)
  • cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and stems removed
  • 1 large egg white*
  • 1 strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  • Juice half of the lime and place the strawberries, lime juice, and the lime half that was juiced in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle everything together to release the juices and flavors. Remove the lime peel.
    strawberries and half of a lime in a cocktail shaker with a muddler
  • Add the gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and egg white to the shaker. Place the lid on top and dry shake (no ice) for about 15-20 seconds. Remove the lid, add ice, and shake again for another 15-20 seconds. Double strain into your favorite coupe glass. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!
    strawberry gin cocktail

Notes

  • Simple syrup is exactly what it says…simple! It’s a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. Simply add 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a saucepan over med-high heat. Stir while the sugar dissolves and allow the mixture to boil for 4-5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely (if you pour the syrup into a different container, it will cool off faster). Store the simple syrup in a sealable container in the fridge and it will stay fresh for a few weeks.
 
*The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers it safe to use raw eggs if they are pasteurized. Bottom Line: Raw eggs may contain a type of pathogenic bacteria called Salmonella, which can cause food poisoning. However, the risk of an egg being contaminated is quite low. Please proceed at your own risk and decide if you are ok with this. I have never had an issue.

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

Strawberry Elderflower Cocktail with egg white foam and a strawberry garnish
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