St. Germain Margaritas (Elderflower Margaritas)

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.

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

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 shot of three margaritas on tray filled with ice cubes.

Ingredients needed

  • Tequila
  • Elderflower Liqueur (St-Germain Liqueur)
  • 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.

How to make it

  • Place tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake for 30 seconds.
  • Pour into ice filled glasses (with salt rims, if desired).
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Enjoy!

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.

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Side view of three elderflower margaritas next to cocktail shaker.

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St. Germain Margarita

Elderflower 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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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail


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


  • 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).


If you’d prefer a more tart margarita, use equal parts tequila, elderflower liqueur and lime juice. 
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Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 13mg

This post was originally published in 2020. It was updated in 2023 to add new information. The elderflower margarita recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “St. Germain Margaritas (Elderflower Margaritas)”

  1. 5 stars
    It’s so good an so simple! Thanks! I’m obsessed with elderflower right now and I was thrilled to find this recipe (also glad there’s no “extra calories” and just alcohol and lime — the calories from the alcohol are enough!).

  2. 5 stars
    Oooooo yummmm. Now, something weird to try – I found a local shop (Cave Creek Olive Oil) that sells Edlerberry Balsamic Vinegar. They offered a recipe for an elderberry/champagne cocktail using the vinegar. I used it in a gin/elderberry martini (think St. Germain, but less volume and more flavah.) You’d think bitter – nope. Actually sweet-ish. I know, it sounds crazy. But that became my cocktail of choice until I ran out of the vinegar. And yes, am ordering more.

  3. Going to try your cocktail. Sounds wonderful.

    Re: martini. Shake pour then add olives to glass, or add olive to glass then shake and pour. Lol. Not all things need to bathe together!!!

  4. For martini do a rinse of vermouth ( put a little in shaker swirl then dump) add plain olive brine to taste and vodka or gin add ice shake til tin is frosty and garnish with blue cheese olives


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