Older women sitting in a garden in the French countryside with a yellow elderflower cocktail in a balloon glass

Elderflower in Cocktails and Beyond

Paris Cocktail Talk
Paris Cocktail Talk
Elderflower in Cocktails and Beyond

This month we learn about elderflower in cocktails and its evolution as an ingredient and flavour, how it was historically used beyond cocktails and cuisine and how it’s being used today with founder of SurO, Lucinda Prior. SurO is a homemade, natural non-alcoholic sparkling elderflower drink, which can also be used as a mixer.

Sparkling cocktail in crystal goblet with lots of ice and garnished with lemon twist and fresh elderflowers
Elderflower has become a very popular flavour in both cocktail and non-alcoholic drinks

Products, places and people mentioned in the Elderflower in Cocktails in Paris episode


SurO Insagtram page

SurO Facebook page


House Garden bar for low ABV cocktails in Paris (interview for June 2022 PCT)

St-Germain elderflower liqueur


Light green coloured elderflower cocktail in balloon glass over ice and garnished with long thing cucumber ribbons curled into cylinders
Elderflower in cocktails continues to rise in popularity, but the SurO Nature Solo can be made with or without alcohol

Elderflower Cocktail of the Month: SurO Nature Solo

40ml gin

100ml of SurO (or other elderflower soda)

3 drops Angostura bitters

Pour gin into a glass filled with ice. Top with 100ml of SurO. Add bitters.

Garnish with cucumber slices and fresh mint.

Note: You can also replace the gin with vodka in this drink or omit the spirit for a refreshing non-alcoholic drink.

Big thanks to…

Lucinda Pryor of SurO

World Radio Paris for editing and production

Son Little for the music we use

and YOU for tuning in, downloading and listening!

You can also find more of the best Paris cocktail talk, including other spots that use elderflower in cocktails:

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Paris Cocktail Talk is available on iTunes, World Radio Paris, 52 Martinis or wherever you get your podcasts.

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