St. Elder: A Sweet, Floral Addition to Virtually Any Cocktail



Similar to it’s French counterpart, St. Germain, St. Elder is a liqueur made from natural elderflower extract. St. Elder, produced in Somerville, MA is made using extract from the blossoms of American Elder (Sambucus Canadensis), creating a sweeter, silkier liqueur, with subtle floral notes. This liqueur is refreshing and extremely versatile; it mixes well with nearly any spirit, is great in sangria, or perfect for simply sprucing up a glass of bubbly.

Stop by the store and grab a miniature (50ml) bottle or two and try some of the cocktail recipes below! There are great recipes for every season so if you like what you taste, come on back and buy yourself a 750ml bottle and share your favorite St. Elder cocktail with all of your friends!


St. Elder Winter Warmer

  • 1 Part Bourbon
  • 1 Part St. Elder Liqueur
  • 1 Part Cranberry Juice
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters

Shake with ice, strain and serve in a chilled rocks glass. Perfect to pre-make in a large batch for parties!


St. Elder Gin and Tonic

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz St. Elder Liqueur
  • Tonic Water

Mix with ice in a glass and garish with a lime wedge.


St. Elder Greyhound

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz St. Elder Liqueur
  • 2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

Shake ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled rock glass. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge.


St. Elder-Fashioned

  • 2 oz Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz St. Elder Liqueur
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters

Stir in an Old Fashioned glass with ice, add a twist of orange zest to garnish.


For more recipes, check out the St. Elder Website or experiment to create your own concoction!