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Just as no cocktail cabinet is complete without simple syrup, coffee syrup or grenadine, it shouldn’t be considered well stocked without some elderflower cordial in it. The flowery, lemony, heavily-scented flavour stands up well to the harshness of hard liquor.
Sugary and light, with a bit of zing from that lime. Not terribly strong but extremely drinkable.
- 2oz apple juice
- 4 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz elderflower cordial
Pour all ingredients into a muddler. Shake over ice, strain, and serve in a martini glass.
Eldergum (pronounced elder-jum)
Gum (jum) is a popular students’ drink. Gin and rum in equal parts makes a remarkably drinkable cocktail – or perhaps once you’re at the kind of party where gum is served, pretty much anything is drinkable. In any case, sloshing in some elderflower cordial to our classic student moonshine made all the difference to me between being an impoverished student and a classy graduate. Sort of.
- Equal parts gin, dark rum, and elderflower cordial
Mix together chilled gin, rum and cordial, serve as a shot. Down it fresher.Add to favorites