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Double Citrus Elderflower Collins Cocktail Recipe

This Double Citrus Elderflower Collins recipe is perfect for summer, and a great way to celebrate World Gin Day – this Saturday the 11th June.

It’s a zesty, refreshing gin cocktail, and you can customise the flavour and sweetness by adding more or less elderflower cordial. We use our Shining Cliff Citrus Gin for this recipe, which is distilled with citrus peel, lemon thyme, lime tree leaves and lemon verbena. The bright fresh citrus notes combine with juniper, angelica root and English coriander for a classic Derbyshire dry gin that makes a really good Collins.

Serve this cocktail with a fresh green herb garnish from your garden – mint, rosemary, and lemon thyme all work well.


  • 50ml Shining Cliff Citrus Gin
  • 20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 10 – 20ml elderflower cordial (to taste). We like Belvoir.
  • Soda water, to top. We like Franklin & Sons.
  • lemon wheel and rosemary/ lemon thyme/ mint sprig to garnish



  • Put a handful of ice into a gin balloon, or highball glass. We’ve used Denby’s beautiful hand-blown Modern Deco Gin Glasses here.
  • Top with the gin, lemon juice, syrup and 10ml of elderflower cordial. Mix, and then taste. Add more elderflower here if you like for a sweeter, more floral taste.
  • Top with soda and garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of rosemary, lemon thyme, or mint.


Buy a bottle of our Citrus Gin here.