Elderflower Mojito Rum Cocktail

An elderflower mojito is light, refreshing and very tasty. This classic Cuban mixed drink is a rum cocktail and I used St. Germain elderflower liqueur to give it a wonderful flavour. Any occasion is perfect for a fancy mojito and you can even omit the rum to make a mojito mocktail instead.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

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This delicious elderflower mojito is a breeze to prepare. You only need 6 ingredients to make it. The fruity, floral flavour of elderflower works beautifully in this lime and rum cocktail.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

Elderflower Mojito Ingredients

You will need lime juice, rum, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, sugar, mint, and soda water to make this rum cocktail. Suggested garnishes are lime slices, fresh mint or even edible flowers. I recommend using fresh lime juice for a bright, clean flavour. The bottled kind would also work but use fresh if you can!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

How to Make this Fancy Mojito

To make a classic Cuban mixed drink, put the fresh mint, sugar and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle them. Use a muddler if you have one or a wooden spoon if not. Muddling means pressing into the ingredients instead of striking them. Press the muddler or spoon into the mint, twist and repeat. This brings out the mint flavour. You will be able to smell the mouth-watering mint aroma!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

Next add the rum, St. Germain and some ice and shake. Pour the elderflower mojito into glasses and top with a little soda water. Finally add some lime, mint, edible flowers, or whatever garnish you prefer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

How to Make a Mojito Mocktail with Elderflower

For a mojito mocktail, you will omit the rum and swap the St. Germain elderflower liqueur for elderflower syrup. Muddle the mint with the lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add some ice cubes and the elderflower syrup and shake well. Pour the mojito mocktail into serving glasses and top off with soda water. You can then add your chosen garnishes and serve your fancy mojito right away.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.

More about Elderflower

Elderflower is a popular flavouring for drinks and desserts. It’s also one of the key flavours in this classic Cuban mixed drink. Both elderflower and elderberries come from the same tree. Elderflower is typically used in an extracted for, for example in St. Germain elderflower liqueur or it’s non-alcoholic cousin which is elderflower syrup.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.

Elderflower is used as a health remedy sometimes, for conditions like colds and flu and sinus problems. It’s also popular in rum cocktail recipes because of its unusual flavour. It’s hard to describe the flavour but I’d say it has hints of pear, white grapefruit, citrus, and lychee with a slightly green and floral taste too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.

It pairs well with lime and rum to make a fancy mojito. Elderflower is also good with lamb and it pairs well with Gruyere cheese too. St. Germain is elderflower liqueur, made with the little white flower of the elder tree. It’s only been around for 15 years.

Non-Alcoholic Elderflower Mocktail

There isn’t really an alternative to St. Germain since nothing tastes quite like it. But if you want a non-alcoholic replacement, you can use elderflower syrup or elderflower juice in its place as shown in the images below.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.

Elderflower Mojito FAQs

Can you make this classic Cuban drink ahead?

You can make elderflower mojito a day or so ahead of time. Keep it (without ice) in a pitcher or container and remember to stir it well before serving. Don’t add the club soda until you’ve poured the mojitos into glasses.

What glass should you serve mojitos in?

A Collins glass, which is tall and thin, is the classic choice but I like to use champagne flutes. The elderflower mojito just looks so elegant and appetizing in those.

What is turbinado sugar?

Turbinado sugar is another name for raw sugar. Although some recipes for mojito call for white sugar or simple syrup, it’s also pretty good with the turbinado sugar if you have it. The large crystals aren’t refined like granulated white sugar and they add a warm sweetness to the taste of the mojito. If you want to use another kind of sugar or even an artificial sweetener, that is fine too. The large turbinado crystals might not all dissolve, adding some texture to the cocktail.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito. This fancy mojito is a classic Cuban mixed drink.

Elderflower Mojito Rum Cocktail Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for an elderflower mojito rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur.

Elderflower Mojito Rum Cocktail

Course: Drink
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: cocktail
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 champagne flute
Calories: 614kcal
Author: Bella
An elderflower mojito is light, refreshing and very tasty. This classic Cuban mixed drink is a rum cocktail with St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Any occasion is perfect for a fancy mojito and you can even omit the rum to make a mojito mocktail instead.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Ounces lime juice
  • 2 Ounces rum white
  • 4 Ounces liqueur St. Germain
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar turbinado raw sugar
  • 8 mint leaves medium
  • soda water
  • lime wedges for garnish or mint leaves or edible flowers

Instructions

  • In a shaker place the mint leaves, turbinado sugar, and lime juice. Muddle together.
  • Add in the white rum, St. Germain, and a few ice cubes. Shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  • Pour into champagne flutes filled with ice, when pouring the drink fill about ¾ the way full.
  • Top the drink off with soda water.
  • Garnish with limes, mint leaves, a sprinkle of and edible flowers.

Nutrition

Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 368IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Elderflower mojito is a delicious and classic Cuban mixed drink. This recipe includes St. Germain elderflower liqueur and white rum, along with fresh mint and lime for an amazing, exotic flavour in every sip.

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  1. Ellie M wrote:

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! I need to get this liqueur

    Posted 3.19.22 Reply