Elderberry Sunset Cocktail

This refreshing cocktail calls for elderberry syrup--if you've tried trendy St-Germain elderflower liqueur, which is made from the same plant, the flavor of elderberry syrup is somewhat similar but not as floral. Stock up on the syrup for this cocktail and for your health--research shows that it can help you recover from a cold faster. (One brand, Sambucol, is widely available in supermarket supplement sections.)

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
5 ounces


  • Ice

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce elderberry syrup

  • 1 teaspoon Bénédictine liqueur

  • 2 ounces Fever-Tree bitter lemon mixer

  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker half full of ice. Add vodka, elderberry syrup and Bénédictine. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into a glass of ice and top with bitter lemon. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
28g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 25g
Added Sugars 23g 46%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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