Elderflower Julep

By Mixology Events

Elderflower Julep

Fresh, juniper-led gin mixes excellently with the sweet, meadow-like elderflower cordial, zesty lemon and fresh mint for an instantly refreshing cocktail. The Elderflower Julep is a Mixology Events staple and a firm favourite at all kinds of bar hires.

Gin, Apple Juice, Lemon Juice, Elderflower Cordial, Mint.

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The Elderflower Julep is one of our signature drinks and a favourite at loads of mobile-bar hires. The classic combination of summery British ingredients: gin, apple juice, lemon and elderflower cordial, makes a great addition to a spring or summer menu.

Gin is a super versatile spirit and can be used to create a huge range of different cocktails ranging from long and fruity to short and strong. If you’re planning on using a gin based menu for your bar hire an Elderflower Julep is a great inclusion. Because of its fruity flavour and long style you may want to offset it with some stronger gin cocktails like a Negroni or a Martini.

A gin Martini is the original form of the classic cocktail and combines floral gin with dry vermouth to create a strong and complex cocktail. When creating fruity drinks like the Elderflower Julep a sweeter or more fruit-forward gin might be preferable whereas the flavour of a Martini can vary hugely depending on the gin used. There are a range of great cocktail gins such as Beefeater and Brokers which combine a relative complexity with a fairly neutral base flavour, making them a great all round choice for a gin menu. If you’re interested in stocking a specific gin for your bar hire be sure to ask your event organiser about options.

The Elderflower Julep also works great as a mocktail, by simply removing the gin and adding some extra apple juice we can produce a really great and balanced alcohol free cocktail, making it a great menu choice for those catering to non-drinkers and even kids.

As a Julep, this cocktail is made using crushed ice, you may want to consider including some other cocktails that utilise crushed ice on your menu such as a Mai Tai, a tiki drink combining rum, orange liqueur, lime and orgeat. (almond syrup)

If you’re interested in creating a menu which includes the Elderflower Julep and want to know more about what cocktails could accompany it be sure to speak to your event organiser about possible options or check out some other gin-based, summery or julep-style cocktails from our list.

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Ingredients & Equipment

Ingredients

  • 50ml Gin
  • 25ml Apple Juice
  • ¼ of a Lemon
  • Handful of Mint Leaves
  • Mint Sprig to Garnish

Equipment

  • Jigger/Measure
  • Bar Spoon
  • Julep Tin
  • Crushed Ice
  • Bar Napkin
Method
  • Take your julep tin
  • Squeeze the juice from your lemon wedge into the tin and put the squeezed wedge in too
  • Strip 8-10 mint leaves from their stems and slap them between the palms of your hands before adding to the tin
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the gin and apple juice to the tin
  • Fill the tin to the rim with crushed ice
  • Using your bar spoon, churn the cocktail for 10-15 seconds, making sure to scoop all the ingredients from the bottom of the glass
  • Once your drink starts to look a bit more liquidy and your wash level drops a little below the rim, your drink is nearly ready
  • Cap with a big pile of crushed ice and form into a dome using your hand
  • Garnish with a mint sprig
  • Fold your napkin in half diagonally and dip the outer corners in water to wet them slightly
  • Stick the wet corners to the outside of the cold metal tin to give your drink a jacket
  • Serve and enjoy!

LEARN TO MAKE

For larger groups of six or more students, we offer the option to take things private. Our classes are fully portable, and we are able to set ourselves up efficiently and professionally in a wide variety of locations and settings across the capital, the UK, and beyond. You name the location, and we’ll endeavour to make it happen.

Give one of our dedicated event organisers a call on 020 8003 7982. They’ll happily talk you through your options, and answer any questions you may have about both our mobile and in-house cocktail making classes.