St. Germain Margarita (Elderflower Margaritas)

Side view of three margaritas on tray with ice cubes and limes.

This St. Germain Margarita can be made with just three ingredients – tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. You’ll love having this Elderflower Margarita recipe in your arsenal.

When I’m at home, there’s one cocktail that I make over and over again – the Negroni. The main reason? It’s super simple to make with equal portions of three ingredients. One part campari, one part gin, and one part sweet vermouth. Super simple. 

And there’s one cocktail recipe that I simply cannot master – the Martini. I don’t know why I find it so difficult, but I do know what I did wrong last time. Rick likes his martinis slightly dirty. He also likes them with blue cheese olives. So, last Valentine’s Day, I went all out. I went to the store, purchased some filet mignons (that I love to cook sous vide) and also grabbed all the ingredients for those martinis.

I added some vodka, just a teensy bit of dry vermouth, and a splash of the (blue cheese) olive brine to a cocktail shaker. I was sure to get the glasses extra chilled, and I shook it up really well. And then I poured.

Evidentially when you add blue cheese olive brine to a martini, and you shake it up really well, you end up with something that basically looks like a glass of milk. And tastes really, really nasty.

So friends, please save me – I need all your martini making tips in the comments below. Please. Please!

But martinis aside, I’m here to redeem myself with this St. Germain Margarita recipe.

Overhead angle shot of three margaritas on serving tray with ice cubes and lime wedges.

St. Germain Margarita Ingredients

  • Tequila
  • Elderflower Liqueur (St. Germain)
  • Lime Juice

I love this St. Germain cocktail recipe because it’s super simple, just like a negroni. You only need three ingredients, and they’re basically in equal proportions. Actually, if you like your margaritas super tart, you can definitely make this recipe using equal proportions of tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice, but in the final recipe, I decided to tone down the lime juice just a bit.

What Does Elderflower Taste Like?

  • Elderflowers are delicate white flower. They do have a floral note, but it’s not quite so defined as lavender or rose. It has a bit of a fruity note to it, like a white peach or lychee.
  • Elderflower liqueur is sweet, which means that you don’t need to add any additional sugar to these margaritas.

Side view of three elderflower margaritas next to cocktail shaker.

Elderflower Cocktails

Margarita Recipes

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St. Germain Margarita Recipe

Side view close up of elderflower margarita.

St. Germain Margarita Recipe

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: elderflower margarita, margarita recipe, st. germain margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 348 kcal

St. Germain Margaritas can be made with just three ingredients - tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. They're a delicious St. Germain cocktail that you'll love having in your arsenal.

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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour into ice filled glasses (with salted rims, if desired).

Recipe Notes

If you'd prefer a more tart margarita, use equal parts tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. 

Nutrition Facts
St. Germain Margarita Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 
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