Elderflower cider is a lightly flavored, refreshing drink, but very difficult (if not impossible) to find in the US. Have no fear, I’ve discovered a way to make Elderflower cider, two different ways!
When I flew to Scotland to help move my daughter to St. Andrews for her study abroad program a few years ago, I took her out for dinner one evening at Deacon Brody’s in Edinburgh.
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We had some lovely Cullen skink, Scotch broth and chips, but the most memorable thing about our meal was the cider that Denisa ordered. It was Thistly Cross elderflower cider. We both loved it!
We loved it enough to take a picture of the bottle! Alas, there’s no Thistly Cross to be found in the US. However, the other day I came across a bottle of Belvoir elderflower syrup and realized I had hard cider so I experimented and was so happy with my first try!
Elderflower Cider using Elderflower Cordial/Syrup
Just add one or two tablespoons of the elderflower cordial to a large glass (depending on how strong you want the flavor of elderflower).
Add ice if desired (my cider was warm and it was a super hot day, so I did add some ice, which I usually don’t do). Then pour in your favorite hard cider and stir.
That’s it! It’s wonderful on a hot day!
Elderflower Cider using San Germain Liqueur
The other option is to use San Germain elderflower liqueur in your cider. I wouldn’t add ice to this version, but do use a cold cider. Add one to two tablespoons (we’ll avert our eyes if you want to add more) of the liqueur and stir.
Here’s a similarly flavored Hugo spritz for you to try, too!
I hope you enjoy this elderflower cider as much as my daughter and I do, and if you give it a try, let me know what you think! Enjoy!
- 1 or 2 Tbsp elderflower cordial or San Germain liqueur
- 1 bottle hard apple cider
- Add the cordial or liqueur to a glass.
- Add the cider and stir.
You can do this with apple juice, too! Kids will love the sweetness of the elderflower.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 231Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 37gProtein: 0g
Nutrition ingredients are not valid due to the variance of ingredients.
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