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Murielle Banackissa

Elderflower Gin Fizz

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Prep: 5 mins
Serves 1

Floral, fizzy, lightly sweetened, and with lovely notes of citrus, this cocktail is a beautiful way to celebrate the arrival of warmer months.


  • Ice cubes
  • 1/2 oz elderflower syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • Grapefruit sparkling water
  • Grapefruit slice , for garnish


  1. Step 1

    Add ice cube to a glass.

  2. Step 2

    Pour in elderflower syrup and gin. Stir.

  3. Step 3

    Top with grapefruit sparkling water and a slice of grapefruit, for garnish. Enjoy!

Common Questions & Swaps

Replace the grapefruit sparkling water with flavored sparkling water of choice.

Elderflower Gin Fizz with a slice of pink grapefruit with a bottle of Empress 1908 Gin in the background.
Bottle of Empress 1908 Gin standing next to Elderflower Gin Fizz
Elderflower Gin Fizz topped with a slice of pink grapefruit

Recipe created in the context of an Instagram partnership with Empress 1908 Gin.


I love seeking inspiration in nature to create new recipes. This drink specifically, was inspired by the slow unfolding of spring. It is the time of the year where nature feels like it is waking up: buds leave room for leaves to flourish, flowers pierce the ground, and animals that migrated south for the winter come back north to enjoy the warmer months.

This Elderflower Gin Fizz celebrates all the life that comes back in the spring.

It is refreshing, features wonderful floral notes thanks to the elderflower syrup, and of course, thanks to the color of Empress 1908 Gin, is vibrant in color, just like spring is.

Elderflower Gin Fizz with a slice of pink grapefruit with a bottle of Empress 1908 Gin in the background.

When it comes to the ingredients used in this recipe, below are the ones I used.

Elderflower syrup: This sweet syrup is fruity and floral with subtle pear, lychee and tropical nuances. It pairs really well with the earthy tones and delicate aroma of gin.

Empress Gin: With its botanical notes and stunning color, this Canadian gin really brings spring to this fizzy cocktail.

Grapefruit sparkling water: It brings the fizz to this cocktail, while infusing a citrus flavor to it.

As you make this cocktail, I really encourage you to slow down the pouring of the sparkling water into your glass and observe the stunning purple hues spread and the bubbles float up to the top.

If you’d like, you can also share about this recipe on social media and tag me (@muriellebanackissa).

Happy bartending ✦