Floral, slightly sweet and impossibly smooth with a fruit forward taste, this Elderflower Cocktail with berries is the perfect addition to all your summer parties and outdoor BBQ’s . Easy on the eyes, and even easier to sip, this refreshing libation is how you should celebrate summer!
This post was originally published in August 2017. I made tweaks to the recipe and updated the post below to include more information about this summer peach cocktail recipe. Plus, there’s now a recipe video to show you how easy these elderflower drinks are to make!
Hi, friends! There are exciting things happening here today. It’s Thirsty Thursday and I have the loveliest little libation to help you celebrate the unofficial end of summer. Let me introduce you to the elderflower cocktail! She’s a beaut!
About this blackberry peach elderflower cocktail
Aka THE end of summer cocktail.
This libation is refreshing, citrusy and boozy with a delicate warm floral undertone and prominent notes of tart blackberries, sweet peaches and cool mint.
It’s easy on the eyes, even easier to sip, and the PERFECT way to toast the unofficial end of summer.
If you are having a backyard BBQ, or Labor Day soirée, I highly suggest you to make a few pitchers of this fruity, floral libation and serve it up as your house cocktail.
It is filled to the brim with sweet summer flavors and I’m 99.9% sure this boozy beauty will crown you hostess with the most-est.
What is elderflower?
Elderflower is the white blossom of the elderberry tree and it commonly used in both drinks and desserts. Elderflowers are very delicate in flavor and don’t pack a strong punch, unlike other flowers such as lavender.
While the white blossoms are used in a few different culinary preparations, booze is the most common. To turn the elderflowers into alcohol, the blossoms are collected, macerated with citrus and sugars and then distilled.
In case you are unfamiliar with Elderflower liqueur and need a little help in the liquor aisle, my favorite brand is St. Germain.
Tips for the best Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail recipe
- While the recipe below is written for 2 cocktails, it is very easy to double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe.
- The recipe below indicates plain vodka, but if you have access to peach flavored vodka, I urge you to use that instead!
- The agave nectar in the recipe is optional. However, if you like your cocktail on the sweet side you might want to add a splash or two of agave to the cocktail. I added 1 teaspoons of agave to the cocktail shaker when making mine, but you should always make cocktails to YOUR taste!
- Topping the cocktail off with sprite is optional as well! If you like a stiff drink, I would nix the sprite. However if you are looking for more of a spritzer style drink, try adding a splash or two of sprite (or club soda) to the cocktail. Just make sure you are adding the soda to the cocktail and NOT to the shaker. Do NOT try to shake the soda!! It will end up fizzing and exploding, which is never good. 😉
- Please remember you should always make your cocktails to taste!! The measurements in the recipe below are mere suggestions and you should use the recipe as a guide and not a rule book. If you like a stiffer drink, add more vodka. If you really love fresh fruit, add more blackberries and peaches. Just do you!
Raise a glass of this Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail and toast the end of summer in style!
Before I sign off and let you get to cocktail crafting, I will be taking all next week off from posting to celebrate the holiday… and then recover. 😉
Until September 11th, friends, cheers – to a Labor Day weekend as lovely as you… and plenty of peachy keen cocktails!
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How to make a Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail at home👇
Blackberry Peach Elderflower Cocktail
- 8 Thin Slices Peach plus more for garnish (about 1/3 of a peach)
- 8 Blackberries plus more for garnish
- 8 Mint Leaves plus more for garnish
- 4 ounces Vodka *
- 2 ounces Elderflower Liqueur
- ½ Lemon – juiced
- Agave Nectar to taste (optional)
- Sprite to taste (optional)
- In a cocktail shaker (or glass), muddle the blackberries, peach slices and mint leaves until the fruit releases its juices.
- Add in the vodka, liqueur, lemon juice, agave (if using) and ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold to the touch.
- Fill two rocks glass with ice.
- Strain cocktail into glasses and top with sprite if using. Garnish as desired. Enjoy!
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