Elderflower liqueur is a magical potion—a little bit will revive and brighten Champagne that's heading south or enhance the botanicals in a good gin. It perks up a drink by adding a little sweetness and a light floral touch. Though it was once hard to find in the states, elderflower liqueur is now such a common and essential mixing ingredient that it's called "bartender's ketchup" in cocktail circles.
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What's nicer in the morning than a cup of herbal tea? A cup of herbal tea with a shot of honey liqueur and elderflower cordial. You don't have to be a gray-braided apothecary hippie to appreciate herbs in the morning.
Relatively unknown in North America until about five years ago, elderflower liqueur has come a long way from its humble origins as a medicinal cordial. Today we're comparing the popular brand St-Germain to another version from Pür Spirits.
If your yearly tequila intake is limited to slushy-machine margaritas or shots gulped at loud parties, you haven't even begun to experience what this spirit has to offer. So your loyal Drinks team has decided to dig up a delicious tequila cocktail recipe every Thursday for you to try.
Since its debut earlier this year, St. Germain has been collecting plenty of accolades: The delicate elderflower liqueur took a double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and on Sunday it was selected as Best New Product during the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards.