White Rum Elderflower Cocktail

April 28, 2020Sew White

This White Rum Elderflower Cocktail is a super easy tall drink perfect for summer days to enjoy in the sun. It is a great easy drink to make with white rum.

This cocktail is absolutely delicious. It’s so simple. So refreshing and great for warm days in the sunshine. It’s juicy and a little sparkly too. It is also pretty strong! If you want it to be a smoother longer drink reduce the alcohol to 25ml making it a single measure.

White Rum Elderflower Cocktail

I think white rum is a great spirit to use for cocktails. It mixes really well with different flavours while keeping it’s own and complimenting others. For this drink I used the beautiful floral elderflower cordial. I love elderflower in cocktails at the moment and it works so well with the rum.

As I’m adding lemonade to top up the drink I added a squeeze of fresh lemon to the mix. It really helps boost the flavour of the elderflower as well as working well with the rum. I added mint to the drink to give an earthiness to the drink. The smell of mint is really tantalising. I love it in cocktails.

White Rum Elderflower Cocktail served with a red and white paper straw and sprig of mint.

Why White Rum

White rum is one of those spirits that a lot of people don’t feel comfortable using at home. Except to make the classic margaritas or mojitos. It is a strong spirit but can be used easily just like vodka or gin with a mixer. It is just as flexible in drinks as other spirits and can make a lot of great drinks.

Traditionally lime is a great ingredient to add to white rum but citrus including orange and grapefruit plus pineapple works really well too.

Herbs usually used are mint with white rum, but earthy herbs like thyme and rosemary work really well in cocktails.

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White Rum Elderflower Cocktail

Sisley White
This White Rum Elderflower Cocktail is a super easy tall drink perfect for summer days to enjoy in the sun. It is a great easy drink to make with white rum.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 1 drink
Calories 153 kcal


  • 1 tall cocktail glass


  • 3 mint leaves
  • ice cubes
  • 50 ml white rum (big splash if you don't have a jigger)
  • 20 ml elderflower cordial (small splash if you don't have a jigger)
  • 12.5 ml fresh lemon juice (about a tablespoon)
  • lemonade
  • mint sprig (for decoration)


  • Smack the mint leaves. This opens up the leaves and releases the oils and the smell which adds a lovely aroma to the drink which will get you thirsty. Drop them in the bottom of a tall glass. (If you don't have mint don't worry, it will still taste great).
  • Add the white rum and elderflower cordial.
  • Stir in the lemon juice.
  • Add the ice cubes.
  • Top up with the lemonade.
  • Decorate with a sprig of mint and enjoy in the sunshine.


Calories: 153kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword cocktail, White rum, White Rum Elderflower Cocktail
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  • Jovita

    April 28, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    5 stars
    I have never tried making a cocktail with elderflower before. It’s about time! Thanks for the recipe, bookmarking 🙂

    1. Sew White

      April 29, 2020 at 8:28 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do x

  • Toni

    April 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    5 stars
    This would be perfect to try this weekend!!

    1. Sew White

      April 29, 2020 at 8:29 am

      I hope you like it

  • Emily Liao

    April 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    5 stars
    This was my first time trying an elderflower cocktail and it was very refreshing! Perfect for a hot day and delicate rum drink. Will definitely make again.

    1. Sew White

      April 29, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Yay! I’m glad it was enjoyed. Thank you!

  • Jeannette

    April 28, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never used elderflower before but I love how easy it is to include in this recipe! It’s definitely a worthwhile spring experience!

    1. Sew White

      April 29, 2020 at 8:29 am

      So lovely of you to say Jeannette.

  • Chris Collins

    April 28, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    5 stars
    Okay these are absolutely calling my name! I can see me sipping on waaaaay too many though…

    1. Sew White

      April 29, 2020 at 8:30 am

      That is a danger with the long fruity drinks, they definitely get moreish. Especially in the sunshine.

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