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Elderflower Collins


If you like a refreshing cocktail on a  warm summer day, but you’re not into something that is overly fruity or sweet, the Elderflower Collins is the drink for you. It’s the right amount of floral, from the elderflower liqueur, and the right amount of tart, thanks to the freshly-squeezed lemon juice. Unless you’re really fancy, you probably don’t have the St. Germain liqueur around, but trust me, it’s a great investment. Aside from this cocktail, there are lots of unique drinks to whip up with it, and it goes with lots of different spirits. On that note, feel free to replace the gin in this cocktail with vodka.


  • 1 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 2 ounces gin
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • club soda


  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a shaker and gently shake to combine.
  2. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the mixture over the ice.
  3. Top it off with the soda.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.

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Lynn Hachette

Lynn Hachette began her career in journalism as a fashion columnist for her university newspaper, and her love for writing quickly developed. She went on to become a co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper, writing about everything from local politics to technology to popular culture. Lynn since completed her master’s in journalism, and has made a career out of her passion. She also loves reading, cooking, puppies and bad TV.

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