I discovered about 18 months ago that elderflower and coconut is a somewhat surprising match made in heaven. The very English elderflower and tropical coconut is fusion at its best and absurdly delicious. I’ve used the elderflower and coconut pairing to make an English, with a tropical twist gin martini. Perfect for hot summer days and those not so hot days when you long for a tropical beach.
The more you chill a drink the more flavour you need so there is a generous amount of both syrups in this, so I’ve offset the sweetness with a generous squeeze of lime.
As well as the ritual of making a cocktail (although you can mix this in advance) I do love a martini out of a classic martini glass, there is something so special and elegant about them, but for a party I’d probably serve this in wineglasses and add some soda water to make longer drinks.
For more martinis why not try
- My cucumber mint martini
- My gin and melon slushie
- My Christmas Gin & Appletiser
- Swap the coconut syrup for some watermelon syrup for an elderflower and watermelon martini.
- Top tips for the Perfect Gin & Tonic
Recipe: Elderflower & Coconut Gin Martini
- 100 ml Gordon's gin - from the freezer
- 15 ml coconut syrup
- 15 ml elderflower cordial
- Juice 1/2 lime
- Extra slice of lime to serve
- Crushed ice
- Pop the gin in the fridge the night before to chill
- Mix the gin, coconut syrup, elderflower cordial and lime juice together, adding a little more lime juice if needed.
- Crush some ice either by whizzing ice in a power blender or putting into a plastic bag and bashing with a rolling pin.
- Divide the ice between two martini glasses and pour the gin mixture over.
- Serve immediately with a slice of lime and enjoy elegantly
For more cocktail inspiration you might like
- My gin & melon slushie
- My Christmas martinis
- My elderflower and ginger wine cocktail
- Margot’s no problemo spiced mojito
- Bintu’s Pimms and lemonade
- Katherine’s cucumber gin & tonic
- Sarah’s spiced mojito
- Jeanne’s very berry G&Ts
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Recipe commissioned by The Bar.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I never would have thought to put elderflower and coconut together, but after just becoming a gin fan I think this is something I am going to have to try.
They go extraordinarily well which was somewhat of a surprise when I first discovered it. Welcome to the gin club!
Elderflower and Coconut?! two of my absolute FAVOURITE things! Can’t wait to try it x
Let me know what you think of the combo – it is my new favourite.
Munchies and Munchkins
I don’t even like gin much but this combo definitely appeals. I’m all about the coconut lately and elderflower just feels like summer in a glass doesn’t it?
I am sure that it would work with a nice vodka Becky! I agree summer in a glass!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
You are right – this lovely fusion sounds absurdly delicious. Great recipe Helen.
Thanks Bintu. Of course the recipe required extensive testing, just to be sure you know.
Coconut and elderflower – who knew?! Love the sound of it, and love the chilled gin bottle. Martini glasses are my favourite – when I grow up I shall even own some ;) Thanks for linking to my Sloe Lovin’ cocktail!
One always has to keep a bottle of gin in the freezer. I love my martini glasses and am grown up enough to know that filling them up is a bad idea!
Made With Pink
Helen, this sounds absolutely divine. My ideal drink for sure. I never would have thought to combine elderflower & coconut even though I love them both. And combined with gin in a martini – even better!
Elderflower and coconut is the perfect pairing Andrea. Gin just makes it even better.
Interesting combo – will have to give this a go!
Let me know how it goes Jan!
I really like the sound of elderflower and coconut together. Definitely going to try this.
It is my new favourite combination.
I need this cocktail in my life! I’d not have thought to put coconut and elderflower together but I can really see it working very well.
Thanks for linking to my granita :)
It works a treat. So so delicious!
What is coconut syrup? Like Monin type/brand of syrup?
exactly like the Monin! So delicious!