This gin and elderflower cocktail is a popular choice on my balcony this summer!
I 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 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.
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 it’s totally worth the hassle of tracking down the cordial!