Bright & Sherry – Low-In-Alcohol Sherry and Elderflower Cocktail

Elderflower can be such a tasty and powerful tool in a floral cocktails and thankfully, you have options! I share some of those options (plus some of my favourites), along with a delicious Low-In-Alcohol Cocktail recipe made with Sherry that you’re sure to love. Ready to taste this Sherry and Elderflower Cocktail? You won’t regret it!

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Why Sherry?

I think it’s very important to make sure that there is always a No-Alc or Lower-In-Alcohol option when it comes to hosting a Cocktail event. You want to think about those choosing to drink less, maybe wanting more balance or tasty options for your DD. Sherry comes in handy in so many ways. It’s great at lengthening a beverage, a funky substitute for Dry Vermouths, and it can stand well on it’s own or as the star spirit of the cocktail. The thing to note with Sherry is that you want to ensure it’s stored in the fridge once opened. Like all wine-based products, they do begin to lose or adapt its flavour once introduced to oxygen. So keep that in mind when working with Sherry, and know that you’ll want to use it more. Trust me on this one though, you’ll be making a ton of these all night!

Now this Sherry and Elderflower Cocktail is so bright and refreshing and it all depends on the style you pick up! There are a number of Sherry styles, and for me, I love working with an Amontillado. This one in particular by Lustau is more on the Dry side (aka will be more bright, acidic, etc.). I love using Amontillado’s in pretty much everything. You can even more Amontillado inspiration HERE because I use it a ton!

Options for Elderflower

I know we have long always leaned on St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur for our cocktails. But here’s the thing, I know it can be pricey for some, and maybe you don’t want a massive bottle that will last years on your home bar. So I wanted to share a few options, plus the one I use on this particular Sherry and Elderflower Cocktail, because it’s fantastic and worth every sip.

  • PROSYRO Vienna Elderflower Syrup – If you’ve heard of this Montreal-based company, then you know just how good there stuff is. They actually target the Bar Community, but know that PROSYRO is accessible to anyone, and delivers so quick across Canada. The moment I tasted this Elderflower Syrup, I was hooked! And it’s because of this brand that I learned how versatile Elderflower can be from different regions (hence why they mention Vienna in this bottle). This is the exact bottle I used for this special and it’s so worth having on your bar. You can shop this syrup in Ontario, as well as online on their website where you’ll get a special DISCOUNT HERE. Just use the code MONICA at checkout for an additional 10% off the products.
  • IKEA Elderflower Syrup – This I would say is the more budget friendly option and if you’re stopping by IKEA and curious about the taste. I don’t think it’s as good as the PROSYRO, but, I have to admit, it does a pretty great job at the delivering the tasting notes at a budget.
  • Jack Rudy Elderflower Tonic Syrup – Now this I love because it has the added element of TONIC flavours as well. So you have that almost bitter attributes complimenting the Elderflower notes. Jack Rudy has always been a win for me in terms of quality products, so you wouldn’t be losing here as well.

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Bright and Sherry

A lower-in-alcohol cocktail that's made with an Amontillado Sherry, Prosyro Elderflower Syrup with a ton of Mint and Crushed Ice.

– Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 Cocktail
Author Monica C


  • 2 oz Lustau Amontillado Sherry
  • 0.75 oz Prosyro Elderflower Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 3 Sprigs of Mint one for Garnish
  • 1 Edible Flower for Garnish


  1. In a Pilsner or Tiki Glass, add in about 10 leaves of mint leaves (slapped to release oils, no need for muddle).
  2. Add in the rest of your ingredients and fill your glass with ¾ of crushed ice. Stir until combined.
  3. Top with more crushed ice and top with mint and Edible Flower.

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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