Elderflower Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Elderflower Mojito is a refreshing twist on the classic Mojito, a Cuban cocktail that dates back to the 16th century. This variant incorporates the sweet, floral notes of elderflower, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy lighter, fruitier cocktails. It's perfect for summer parties or a relaxing evening on the patio.

How Elderflower Mojito Tastes?

The Elderflower Mojito is a delightfully refreshing cocktail. It's sweet, but not overly so, with the elderflower adding a light, floral note. The lime and mint provide a tangy freshness that balances the sweetness, while the rum gives it a kick.

Interesting facts about Elderflower Mojito

  • The Elderflower Mojito is a modern twist on the classic Mojito.
  • Elderflower is a common ingredient in many summer cocktails due to its sweet, floral flavor.
  • Despite its sweetness, the Elderflower Mojito is relatively low in calories compared to other cocktails.


  • White rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Elderflower liqueur: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Fresh lime juice: 1 oz(30ml)
  • Soda water: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Fresh mint leaves: 10
  • Sugar: 2tsp
  • Ice cubes: As needed
  • Lime slice and mint sprig: For garnish

White Rum

The spirit base of our mojito, white rum provides a smooth, slightly sweet backdrop that plays well with the other flavors. It's important not to go overboard (2oz is just right) or the alcohol could overshadow the elderflower's subtle charm. Too little, and the cocktail loses its kick. If you're feeling adventurous, substitute with gin for an herbal twist.

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Elderflower Liqueur

Elderflower liqueur is the star of this show, offering a delicate floral sweetness that lifts the cocktail's profile. Stick with 1oz, as elderflower can be quite potent in flavor; too much might make the drink overly sweet. Skimping on it, though, would make the cocktail less complex. No elderflower? A dash of St. Germain could do the trick.

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Fresh Lime Juice

This citrus zing (1oz) cuts through the sweetness and provides balance. It's a mojito must-have that gives it that refreshing tang. If life gives you lemons instead, you can use them, but your mojito will have a slightly different edge. Miss out on the lime, and the drink might become too one-note.

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Soda Water

Soda water (2oz) adds a fizz that can lighten up the density of the flavors, putting a pep in this cocktail's step. Miss it, and you miss the refreshing effervescence that makes a mojito a mojito.

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Fresh Mint Leaves

Fresh mint (10 leaves) is crucial for that herbaceous depth; it's all about the muddle, don't you forget! Too shy with the mint, and your drink will lack character. A basil substitution could be fun for a different, peppery profile.

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Sugar (2tsp) sweetens the deal and balances out the tart lime. Not enough sugar, and your lips will pucker; too much, and hello, toothache city. If plain sugar is too boring, try a splash of simple syrup for easier dissolving action!

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Ice Cubes

Ice keeps the drink cold and dilutes the flavors to perfection as it melts. Skip the ice, and you'll have a cocktail that's as warm as your ex's heart – not cool.

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A sprig of mint and lime slice isn't just for show! They also add aroma and a hint of flavor each time you take a sip. Plus, they signal to your eyes, 'Hey, this is gonna be refreshing!'

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Recipe. How to make Elderflower Mojito Drink

  1. Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a sturdy glass.
  2. Add the rum, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top off with soda water.
  4. Stir well and garnish with a lime slice and mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Muddle the mint gently to release the oils without tearing the leaves.
  • Chill your glass beforehand for an extra refreshing cocktail.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Seafood: The crispness of the Elderflower Mojito pairs delightfully with the briny characteristics of seafood, especially lighter fare like grilled shrimp or a fresh ceviche.
  • Poultry: Try it with herb-seasoned chicken or turkey dishes; the herbal notes of the mint can stand up nicely to these flavors.
  • Salads: Opt for green or fruit salads that could echo the cocktail's freshness, especially those with citrus vinaigrettes.
  • Cheese: Soft, creamy cheeses like goat cheese or a mild brie complement the floral and citrus components of the drink.

Drink Pairings

  • Sparkling Water: For a non-alcoholic refresher between cocktails to cleanse the palate.
  • Fruity Iced Teas: A sweet raspberry or peach iced tea would contrast nicely with the mojito’s tartness.

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What you could change in Elderflower Mojito

  • If you don't have elderflower liqueur, you can use St. Germain or a similar floral liqueur.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, replace the rum and elderflower liqueur with elderflower cordial and extra soda water.

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And of course - twists🍹

Cucumber Elderflower Mojito

  • Change: Add 4-5 slices of cucumber during the muddle process.
  • Recipe: Same as above, but with added cucumber slices muddled with the mint and sugar.
  • Taste: This will bring a spa-like freshness to the cocktail, making it even more revitalizing on a hot day.

Spicy Elderflower Mojito

  • Change: Muddle 1 small slice of jalapeño with the mint and sugar.
  • Recipe: As the original, but with the addition of a spicy jalapeño kick.
  • Taste: This one's for those who like it hot – a fiery but floral surprise that'll dance on your taste buds.

Berrylicious Elderflower Mojito

  • Change: Add a handful of mixed berries (like raspberries and blueberries) to the muddling stage.
  • Recipe: Incorporate the muddled berries with the other ingredients, following the original steps.
  • Taste: This twist brings a fruity, tangy explosion that complements the elderflower's bouquet quite well.

In case you forgot basics how to make Elderflower Mojito

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Elderflower Mojito

Can I make this cocktail in a larger batch for parties?

Yes, definitely. You may simply scroll up the ratios in the recipe. Make sure each of your guests gets enough fresh mint and lime in their glass.

I can't find Elderflower Liqueur. Can I use Elderflower syrup instead?

Yes, you can use Elderflower syrup as an alternative. However, keep in mind that this may alter the cocktail's taste as the syrup may be sweeter than the liqueur.

What is the optimal serving size for this cocktail?

A standard cocktail serving is around 5 to 6 ounces. However, it ultimately depends on the size of your cocktail glass or cup.

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