A crystal-clear cocktail in a rocks glass on a bar mat. Beside it is a vegetable peeler, a grapefruit, and a cocktail shaker.

Elder Fashioned

The right gin is essential in this cocktail—it cannot be overly piney or too floral. Stick with Plymouth if you can. In a pinch, you can get away with Hendrick’s and its cucumber flavor. Most other gins I’ve tried have not fared as well.
  • 2 oz Plymouth gin
  • ¾ oz elderflower liqueur
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • grapefruit twist

Stir bitters, gin, and elderflower liqueur with plenty of ice. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice.

Express oils from grapefruit twist over the glass and rub the peel around the rim. Add peel to the glass.

Published 27 Jan 2018