Gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail recipe

by Mama Loves A Drink

A delicious gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail recipe for a refreshing and delicate drink perfect as an aperitif or party drink.

If you are looking for a refreshing, delicate mocktail for a summer party, then you will love this non-alcoholic gin and tonic with elderflower cocktail.

Elderflower has a mild, pleasant taste that is perfect to open a meal as a refreshing, amuse-bouche aperitif.

On top of this, the pretty plant it comes from has delightful flowers: they make a wonderful decoration for your drink and immediately add a touch of sophistication to your party spread.

Elderflower cordial is a popular aperitif on its own however, we find that it tastes even better when mixed with gin or, in the case of this mocktail, non-alcoholic gin equivalents.

Today, we are sharing our gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail recipe. Happy sipping!

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What is elderflower cordial?

Elderflower cordial is a soft drink make with elderflower, water and sugar.

It is a mild-tasting, sweet drink from the elderflower tree, commonly found in Northern Europe and parts of North America.

It’s latin name is sambucus: this is the same plant that give you the popular Italian drink sambuca, however, sambuca is made with elderflower berries while elederflowe cordial is made with the flowers of the same plant.

Elderflowers are small, white, delicate and pretty: if you make your own elderflower cordial, it is worth picking a few extra flowers for their aesthetic value. They are a lovely decoration for a drink or your table!

Elderflower trees blossom between May and Mid-June in the north of Europe and are best picked when they are freshly opened.

Since their season is rather short, we make this recipe with ready made elderflower cordial. You can also use dried elderflower for decoration.

What you need to make this gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail

To make this non alcoholic gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail, you will need:

  • Your favorite brand of non alcoholic gin
  • Chilled Tonic water
  • Ready made elderflower cordial
  • A pitcher / individual glasses
  • A stirrer
  • Fresh lime

Gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail recipe

glasses with elderflower and gin mocktail

This is an easy to make, delicious recipe for a gin and tonic instpired mocktail with elderflowers! The delicate taste of the elderflower syrup pairs wonderfully with the botanicals of gin and create a dleightful and refreshing alcohol free aperitif perfect for parties or a relaxing break.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Part non-alcoholic gin
  • 1 Per elderflower cordial
  • 2 parts Part tonic water (chilled)
  • 1 Slice of lemon

Instructions

You can serve this gin tonic with elderflower mocktail in individual glasse, like you would a G&T or you can prepare a pitcher and let people serve themselves.

If you serve it in a pitcher, make sure you use chilled tonic water and do keep an eye that it doesn't get too warm if left outside for long.

This mocktail taste best if served cold.

To make your gin and tonic with elderflower mocktail:

Pour in a glass or cocktail pitcher one part non alcoholic gin and one part elderflower cordial. Stir, then top up with chilled tonic water.

Add a thin slice of lemon, fresh elderflower as decoration and serve cold.

Don’t forget to come and visit our Mocktails home page for all our fun and completely alcohol-free drink ideas!

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