I never intended to take a multi-month hiatus from sharing recipes, but it just sort of…happened. Sharing a cocktail as my first post back after the break could feel lackluster (like, “really, just a cocktail?”) but instead I’m seeing it as a celebratory gesture. Cheers to taking time for self care, renewed energy and fresh inspiration.

Anyone who knows me knows I love a gin cocktail above all others. Add in fresh lemon and lime juice along with elderflower liqueur and you certainly have my attention. Like a step up from a gin and tonic, which I already adore. I particularly love that this has so few ingredients and requires no special preparation or equipment so as long as you have the necessary spirits and keep citrus on hand regularly, this can become a solid part of your repertoire. It has, in fact, one of our go to beverages since we first tried the recipe. One time we topped it off with a dash of Prosecco and that was lovely too!

Note: The original version of this recipe calls for finishing with a spritz of rosewater. I have a strong aversion to rose flavor and such so I chose to omit it, but if that’s your jam then by all means, add it in.

  • Prep 5 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings


  • 4 oz. (120 ml) gin
  • 2 oz. (66 ml) simple syrup
  • 1.3 oz. (40 ml) elderflower liqueur
  • 1.3 oz. (40 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1.3 oz. (40 ml) fresh lime juice
  • Edible flowers for garnish (optional)


  • 01

    Combine the gin, simple syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into two equal portions in cocktail glasses of your choice. Garnish with edible flowers, if desired.