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Lemon Elderflower Martini

Lemon Elderflower Martini

Wedding season is upon us! And the most highly anticipated wedding of the season, if not ever, The Royal Wedding, is happening in May. As you saw from my earlier post, I created a Lemon Elderflower Cake. That cake was incredible! So much so that I wanted to recreate the flavors and essence of this magical cake into a signature drink. The Lemon Elderflower Martini that I created is one of the best drinks I have ever had in my life!  A bold statement, I know, but wow, this is a truly unique and special drink! This would be the drink to serve at your Royal Wedding watch parties, and an unforgettable signature drink to serve at any Spring and Summer weddings.

The delicate Elderflower Liqueur balances out the crisp Lemon. This Lemon Elderflower Martini has a lemon infused simple syrup and candied lemon peels for garnish. It’s sophisticated, elegant, beautiful, and enchanting. Just like Meghan Markle! So, Ritzy Chefs, it’s time to get fancy!

Check out my YouTube Video that goes along with this blog post here, VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FUN! And check out this Meghan Markle Inspired Negroni: Negroni

Elderflower Liqueur

Elderflower is the hottest new flavor of Spring! And when I say new, I mean it.  Before we get started, I want to tell you about the fascinating story behind Elderflower Liqueur. Elderflower liqueur was created only about 10 years ago, in 2007. The thought of these starry, tiny, white flowers may take you to visions of a serene English Countryside. In reality though, the Elderflowers used for Elderflower Liqueur, only bloom for 4-6 weeks in Spring and Summer in the French Alps. Furthermore, these elderflowers are handpicked then transported down the mountain by bicycles! What a story behind this delicate and one of a kind liqueur!

All of a sudden Elderflower is popping up everywhere! And as you can imagine, this is in part to the fact that everything our American Princess, Meghan Markle, touches turns to instant gold. But the Elderflower Liqueur is a craze mainly due to its mild, yet gorgeous flavor. You can find notes of lychee, grapefruit, pear, and even a bouquet of spring flowers. This liqueur awakens citric flavors such as lemon to make a vibrant concoction that soothes while awakening your flavor senses at the same time. I’m telling you, a magical flavor!

Lemon Simple Syrup

The first step to this Lemon Elderflower Martini is to make your own simple syrup. Since this is the ritziest drink I’ve ever made, we are taking it up a notch by infusing this simple syrup with lemon rinds that will serve as candied lemon peel garnishes later. Yes, we are going all out like a Royal Wedding drink deserves!

Take a lemon and use a paring knife to gently peel about half of the lemon. Then cut the peel into thin strips. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine your water and sugar. When this begins to simmer, add in all of your lemon peels. Then let this cook for about 10 minutes. When making simple syrup, remember that the longer it boils, the thicker it will be as it cools.

lemon simple syrup

Furthermore, make sure that you give this proper cooling time after cooking. You want this lemon simple syrup to thicken up to a consistency like maple syrup, so slightly thicker than water.

Lemon infused simple syrup

When the lemon simple syrup is cooled down and thickened, it will have infused the simple syrup with a gentle lemon essence while giving a light color to it as well.

Remove all of the lemon rinds and set aside.

Making the Lemon Elderflower Martini

To begin making your Lemon Elderflower Martini, add ice to a martini shaker. Then, pour in simple syrup, gin, vodka, elerflower liqueur. Then shake, shake, shake! Shake your drink up! Sorry, I got excited just thinking about this martini! The fun part is almost coming, the sampling!

Before you pour your drink, take a candied lemon peel and rub it around the rim before clamping it onto the side as a garnish. This will give you a sticky, sweet, sip for an even more elevated experience. Oh yes, babe, I’ve got you covered from sip to savor on this one!

Make sure to check out the YouTube video that goes with this post. Here’s a clip below. My dear husband loves my candid reactions, so I had to share this one! Haha! This Lemon Elderflower Martini really is that good!!

YouTube VIDEO!

Make sure to tag me in all of your Lemon Elderflower Martini pics! And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube Channel, where I make cooking and drinking so much fun!!

Lemon Elderflower Martini

Lemon Eldflower Martini inspired by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Lemon Elderflower Martini

Lemon Elderflower Martini that is inspired my Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding cake and the version I created too! This Lemon Elderflower Martini has a lemon infused simple syrup and candied lemon peels for garnish. It's sophisticated, elegant, beautiful, and enchanting. Just like Meghan Markle! So, Ritzy Chefs, it's time to get fancy!

Ingredients

Lemon Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon rinds cut into strips for garnish

Lemon Elderflower Martini

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1.5 ounces lemon simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1.5 ounces gin
  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • 1 lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, combine water and sugar. Let come to a simmer. Then, add in lemon rinds. Low boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 20-30 minutes. It will cool faster in fridge. This gives it time to cool down while thickening up slightly. Then, remove lemon peels for garnish. 

In a martini shaker, add all ingredients (except for candied lemon peel). Shake! Then pour into a martini glass. Take a lemon rind and rub along rim then use as garnish. Pour in martini. Sip, savor, and repeat as necessary!

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