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.
Products, places and people mentioned in the Elderflower in Cocktails in Paris episode
House Garden bar for low ABV cocktails in Paris (interview for June 2022 PCT)
St-Germain elderflower liqueur
Elderflower Cocktail of the Month: SurO Nature Solo
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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