Cocktails

Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail

Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail is one of my favorite fresh and fruity gin cocktails. This St. Germain gin cocktail is my ‘go to’ happy hour beverage of choice when I make cocktails at home, and hope it will soon be yours as well!

I love sipping on this drink year-round, but it’s one of my favorite summer cocktails with gin. Give this a try and I bet you’ll think it’s one of the best elderflower cocktails with gin too! And BONUS: you can make this elderflower gin cocktail with only 4 ingredients!

If you love the combination of gin and elderflower liqueur, you’ll love the French Gimlet. Or, if you like the combination of gin and fruit, try this Sparkling Cranberry Gin Cocktail.

What you’ll need to make a Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler – a bartender’s tool used to crush, or macerate, fruits and herbs to bring out their flavors.
  • Gin
  • St. Germain (elderflower liqueur) – What does elderflower liqueur taste like? Elderflower liqueur tastes like a combination of tropical, fresh citrus, and floral flavors.
  • Fresh Lemon – or 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
  • Fresh Raspberries – not a raspberry fan? You can make a blackberry gin cocktail by substituting blackberries in place of the raspberries. It still tastes amazing!

How to Make Elderflower Gin Cocktail

This refreshing cocktail packs a punch with ONLY 4 ingredients! St. Germain is a French liqueur made from elderflower, a flower from the Elderberry Tree. It’s one of my favorite liqueurs because it pairs well with almost any alcohol. Gin with elderflower is a delicious combination.

To make this gin and elderflower cocktail you want to start with the muddled raspberries. Add lemon juice and raspberries to a cocktail shaker and use a muddler to smash the berries. This will be the base of your berry gin cocktail.

Once the raspberries are muddled, add the gin and elderflower liqueur to the cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour in a glass. I like to garnish this raspberry lemon cocktail with either raspberries or a lemon wedge. I find it best to enjoy this gin and St Germain cocktail on a patio!

What is a good St Germain substitute?

I created this drink around the elderflower flavor and would not recommend substituting it with another flavored liqueur. However, St. Germain can be a little on the pricier side, so I often use an ‘off brand’ of elderflower liqueur when making this drink.

I often use Drillaud elderflower liqueur which is about half the cost of St. Germain. I don’t notice much difference in the taste between the two brands. This raspberry gin cocktail will taste delicious with either brand of liqueur.

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Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail in a glass with raspberries and a lemon garnish.

Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail

Raspberry Lemon Elderflower Gin Cocktail is a fresh and fruity gin cocktail. Gin and St Germain are the perfect combination for this drink.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 drink

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1.5 ounces St. Germain or another elderflower liqueur brand
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 6 raspberries
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients (except ice) in a cocktail shaker.
  • Using a muddler, crush the raspberries until they are broken up, or macerated.
  • Add 2-3 ice cubes. Put the top on the cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake!
  • (optional) The muddled raspberries get stuck in the cocktail strainer, so I take the top off and use a mesh strainer to strain the liquid into a glass, or just pour straight in a glass to leave the muddled raspberries in your drink. Garnish with raspberries or lemon wedge.

Notes

  • You can make a blackberry gin cocktail by substituting blackberries for the raspberries.
  • If you don’t have a muddler, you can crush, or smash, the raspberries with a fork.
Keyword cocktail, elderflower, gin, st. germain