Elderflower and Berry Wine Cooler

Elderflower and Berry Wine Cooler

Elderflower and Berry Wine Cooler


Fruit, fresh and sweet summer cocktail. Perfect for rose lovers!

You will love these Elderflower and Berry Wine Coolers! They are sweet, fruity and fresh, plus super quick and easy to make! What is better on a summers day at home than a fruity wine cooler. The key is a good bottle of rose, elderflower cordial and frozen summer berries!

This cocktail is great for when you are have your girlfriends over and want a quick and easy cocktail to serve. All you need is rose, elderflower cordial, apple and elderflower juice, frozen summer berries and lime juice for an extra twist!

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What is Elderflower?

Elderflower is a pretty fragrant and edible plant that grows wildly in many countries. It has beautiful white flowers and can be made into a fruity and floral cordial. It can be used in cocktails, drinks and cakes.

I love elderflower and grew up drinking this delicious cordial in my grandparents home. This drink really is a British classic. It works wonderfully well in so many cocktails and I use it a lot for its sweet floral flavours. The elderflower and acidity in the wine and berries are a winning match.

I made this drink up on a random summer day at my flat with my girlfriends. Wanting a cocktail but with only some bad rose and elderflower cordial I mixed the two together and topped it up with a bit of juice. I wanted to cool my wine without using ice so I added frozen berries and boom the wine killer/cooler was born! Wine killer is the name chosen by my girlfriends for this killer cocktail because they are so damn good but also so damn strong! You drink them like juice but they most definitely are not! Go easy on the glass ladies!

What do i need?

  • A good bottle of rose wine. I don’t use the best as its a shame to spoil a good bottle of wine. A decent bottle with some complexity is the best option for this recipe. I like to go for a sweeter rose like D’anjou or grenache. A drier Cote de Provence also works very well if you prefer a less sweet and drier wine cooler.
  • I love elderflower cordial and Belvoir is my favourite brand. They sell this in most UK supermarkets. I do find Waitrose to be the cheapest place to find it, it is also often on offer.
  • Apple and elderflower juice balances out this cocktail. I urge you to grab M & S’s juice it is super cloudy and truly the best, I much prefer it to Copella.
  • The juice of 1 lime give this cocktail a really nice citrusy finish.
  • Frozen berries – I hate putting ice in my wine, or any drink so frozen berries are great. They keep your cooler cold, fresh and fruity! I use the summer berries frozen mix from Lidl. Its just £1.39 for a 500 grams! Great quality and value. These are great for the freezer for smoothies, cocktails and fruit salads.

Serving Suggestions –

Enjoy these amazing and easy Elderflower and Berry Wine Coolers on a sunny day with friends they will definitely put a smile on your faces. Love this recipe sign up to our newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest posts and recipes – There will be plenty of more cocktails to come. Serving lunch too pair it with this super quick and easy Sirloin Steak Salad.

If you are hosting a bigger group, just double the recipe 1 recipe makes 6 small glasses.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

5 from 1 vote

Elderflower and Berry Wine Coolers

Sweet, fruity and fresh Wine Coolers. Perfect for a summers day hang out or a warm evening tipple!
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 Jug
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bottle opener
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife


  • 1 bottle rose wine
  • ¼ cup elderflower cordial
  • ½ cup apple and elderflower juice
  • 1 cup frozen summer berries
  • 1 lime juiced


  • Open the bottle of pre chilled wine and pour into the jug. Add the elderflower cordial and juice.
  • Juice the lime and pour into the jug. Add the berries and stir with the wooden spoon until well mixed.
  • Add ice if necessary but avoid this, set a timer and ½put your wine in the freezer 1 hour before making.


Feeling really cheeky, need it stronger? For parties I double the recipe and sometimes like to add 1 cup gin. Give it a try for a true wine killer!
Author: Daniel Devereux
Cost: £5-20
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Bevarage, Beverages, Cocktail, Summer, Wine

Did you make this Elderflower and Berry Wine Cooler?

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  1. 5 stars
    I must find the equivalent to elderflower cordial in France! I hope I can find some somewhere, your coolers look very delicious and I am excited to try some for my spring time aperitifs. 😊

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