Skip to Content

Elderflower Old Fashioned

This Elderflower Old Fashioned is a floral take on the classic. It’s sweet and light making it oh, so refreshing.

a rocks glass with a lemon peel, round ice cube, and elderflower old fashioned

Elderflower Old Fashioned

If you’re looking for a take on an old fashioned without the bitter notes, this Elderflower Old Fashioned is the perfect option. It’s floral, refreshing, and perfect for the summer.

It only takes three ingredients so it comes together quickly and will sure to be a new favorite for hot days.

The Culinary Compass participates in several different affiliate programs. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

an overhead shot of a large round ice cube in a rocks glass with liquor

What ingredients do you need to make an Elderflower Old Fashioned?

You’ll only need a few ingredients to make an elderflower old fashioned:

  • Bourbon
  • St. Germain, or your elderflower liqueur of choice
  • Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel, to garnish

What is elderflower liqueur?

Elderflower liqueur is a floral liqueur made from elderflowers. They’re a small white flower found in France that gets harvested in the spring once a year.

St. Germain is the most common brand that you’ll find in the US, but there’s several you can find in local stores.

a close up of an elderflower old fashioned and the teal lid of st. germain

How is a traditional old fashioned made?

A classic old fashioned has sugar muddled with bitters and water, whiskey, and garnished with an orange peel or cherry.

My friend Susannah makes the Best Old-Fashioned recipe. She has so many tips on each component of the cocktail that you should definitely check it out!

Does this old fashioned have sugar?

It doesn’t! The elderflower liqueur is so sweet that it replaces the need for any sugar.

If you find that it isn’t sweet enough for your taste, you can definitely still add some.

an elderflower old fashioned in a rocks glass in front of a bourbon and elderflower liquor bottle

How to Make an Elderflower Old Fashioned

To make an elderflower old fashioned, you’ll add bourbon, St. Germain, and bitters to a rocks glass with a large ice cube and stir to combine.

Once chilled, serve it with a lemon peel and enjoy!

Looking for other cocktails to make with elderflower liqueur? Try one of these:

a rocks glass with a lemon peel, round ice cube, and elderflower old fashioned

Elderflower Old Fashioned

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Elderflower Old Fashioned is a floral take on the classic. It's sweet and light making it oh, so refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. St. Germain
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Lemon peel, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Add bourbon, St. Germain, and bitters to a rocks glass and stir to combine.
  2. Serve with a lemon peel and large ice cube.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

a small croissant with rotisserie chicken salad on a black plate
← Previous
Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe
an overhead shot of pecan pralines on a black plate next to a white napkin
Next →
Southern Pecan Pralines
Skip to Recipe