gin & elderflower cocktail

This gin and elderflower cocktail is another popular choice on our balcony this summer!

elderflower martini
1 shot gin
1 shot apple juice
2 t elderflower cordial
lime
ice

We use Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire gin.  The botanicals in your gin will affect the taste of the cocktail, so use a good quality gin!
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the vodka, Cointreau, a shot or so of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Shake the heck out of it.  Strain it into a martini glass, top it off with a bit more cranberry juice and another squeeze of lime.  - See more at: http://www.sageandsimple.com/#sthash.yZp74OyR.dpuf

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the gin, apple juice, cordial, and a squeeze of lime. Shake it well, then strain it into a martini glass, and garnish it with a slice of lime... or not.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the vodka, Cointreau, a shot or so of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Shake the heck out of it.  Strain it into a martini glass, top it off with a bit more cranberry juice and another squeeze of lime.  - See more at: http://www.sageandsimple.com/#sthash.yZp74OyR.dpuf
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add the vodka, Cointreau, a shot or so of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime. Shake the heck out of it.  Strain it into a martini glass, top it off with a bit more cranberry juice and another squeeze of lime.  - See more at: http://www.sageandsimple.com/#sthash.yZp74OyR.dpuf

I make my own elderflower cordial, but once my homemade stash runs out, it's available in nearly every grocery store here in Denmark.  I don't recall ever hearing of elderflower cordial when I lived in the States, but I've heard it's available at IKEA, and I suspect you might also be able to find it at Whole Foods. 

I promise you this cocktail is totally worth the hassle of tracking down the cordial...

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