These Elderflower Margaritas are made almost like a classic margarita but with an added twist – elderflower liqueur! They’re just the right amount of sweet, a little floral, and super citrusy. Such a refreshing margarita for spring and summer!
Over the past couple years, I’ve been such a sucker for the elderflower trend. I love the super light floral flavor it adds to cocktails and it’s so refreshing and not overpowering at all. Love love love it!
These elderflower cocktails were such a HUGE hit last summer (especially on my family vacation), and I knew that I had to make another elderflower cocktail this year!
And in true Molly fashion, I knew that cocktail had to be a margarita. Tequila > all other liquor. It’s also perfect timing for Cinco de Mayo this weekend!
These are made pretty much exactly like my classic margarita, just with a little bit of elderflower liqueur added in. It’s so subtle, but so amazing. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner!
If you skeptical, it’s not nearly as floral as you might think. It’s so slight and almost fruity. Nothing like rose or super florally scents you might be thinking of. It’s kind of tropical-fruity to me. SO GOOD.
All you need for these, is just freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, Grand Marnier (I always always use GM in my margs instead of other orange liqueurs – I think it tastes SO much better!), elderflower liqueur, and simple syrup.
Sometimes if I’m in the mood for bubbles, I add a splash of soda water to these and they’re even more refreshing!
And they’re also perfect to make pitcher style – I’ve included those directions in the recipe too!
Because trust me, you will want to share these with everyone you know. And margarita pitchers are just so much fun!
And if you’re looking for more margarita/cocktail recipes to make for Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got you covered! I can’t even choose my favorites that I’ve created over the years, so here are ALL of my tequila cocktails for you in one spot!
Carrot Ginger Margaritas
Watermelon Grapefruit Margaritas
Strawberry Mint Margaritas
Pomegranate Rosemary Clementine Margaritas
Strawberry Frozen Margaritas
Strawberry Hibiscus Kombucha Margaritas
Winter Citrus Margaritas with Salty Vanilla Bean Sugar
Mango Jalapeño Margaritas with Salty Chili Sugar
Spiced Blood Orange Palomas
Beer Palomas with Blood Orange Soda
And hopefully I didn’t overwhelm you with choices, which is probably why you should make more than one. But deffffinitely make these elderflower margs.
They’re so festive!
Don’t even get me started on which tacos to recommend. But these tostadas are INSANE. And you should absolutely make them for cinco too!
Also, if you need more inspo for what to make for Cinco de Mayo, be sure you’re following me on Instagram – I am rounding up my fave recipes on Instagram stories later this week!
These Elderflower Margaritas are made almost like a classic margarita but with an added twist - elderflower liqueur! They're just the right amount of sweet, a little floral, and super citrusy. Such a refreshing margarita for spring and summer!
- 1 1/2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup*
- thinly sliced lime for garnish
- coarse margarita salt for rimming the glass
Moisten the edge of your glass with a lime wedge and rim in coarse salt. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Add a few ice cubes to a cocktail shaker and add the tequila, elderflower liqueur, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake for 20-30 seconds and pour in the glass. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy immediately!
*To make simple syrup, boil 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar until dissolved (about 30 seconds to 1 minute). Cool, store in the fridge, and use in cocktails! This will make more than you need for the recipe.
*If you want to make these pitcher-style for a crowd, I'd measure all of the margarita ingredients out for how many people you want to make them for, add everything to a pitcher, and chill the mixture in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, add the crushed ice, and serve!