California Elderflower is the gift of summer sunshine for mocktails, fun drinks, glazes and desserts.
The elderflower carries an aromatic, deeply delicate floral bouquet with citrus and vanilla notes. The organic sweetness of these small, clustered flowers has been compared to the Muscat grape or a ripe summer pear; a natural nectar created to consume.
Exclusively made with Monterey County elderflowers and Meyer lemons grown in Big Sur, our Good Food Finalist Elderflower Syrup is truly a taste of our extraordinary regional landscape. Although the elderflower has an incredible history of use as a powerful healing herb (more info below) we recommend our syrup to be consumed solely for its transcendent flavor.
Water, Organic Sugar, Organic Meyer Lemon Juice, Organic American Elderflowers
Best signature cocktails ever
Best French 75 ever!
We followed the recipe for the Elderflower 75 and it was so good! We had some non-alcohol guests too so we made the California Elder Cocktail without the alcohol. SO GOOD! Crisp, refreshing.
Delicate yet profoundly delicious.
This syrup from the flowers is not as bold as the syrup from the berries, so it provides a whole new set of recipe creations! I add it to many of the same things as I do the rich Elderberry Syrup, but for a more delicate, yet still tasty, variation on the dish. I drizzle it for flavor, on top of pancakes and yogurt. In the summer, I blend it with frozen bananas (for an elderflower, dairy-free ice cream!) or with frozen fruit and coconut milk (for a sweet, healthy slushie!). In the winter, I drizzle it over warm fried bananas with granola, or I add a shot of it to Carmel Berry's Elderflower Comfort Tea, for an addition layer of elderflower and a little sweetness. Also, to encourage myself to stay hydrated (without buying expensive flavored waters in plastic bottles), I like to add a shot of Elderflower Syrup and lemon to my filtered water each afternoon. This golden elixir is delicate yet profound, and it goes perfectly with lemon and honey, in drinks, in baked goods, and even taken straight-up!
Our favorite way to use this beautiful syrup is to add a teaspoon or two to a cold glass of bubbly water or iced chamomile tea. A simple and delicious afternoon treat!
Elderflower and Meyer lemon, what more could you want? My son and I love inventing “mocktails” with this delicate floral syrup on hot summer days. Just a taste and I am reminded of the bees buzzing happily in those beautiful white flowers. I can’t wait to try it in a cake someday too. Delicious!