The Hedgerow Martini
Author: Adapted from Ballyvolane House & Modern Farmette
  • For 2 servings:
  • 1-3 TBSP elderberry syrup to taste *
  • ½ cup ice, plus extra to have on hand
  • 2 shots gin
  • 3 shots sloe gin or to taste
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Martini shaker or jar with lid
  1. Pour elderberry syrup into a jar or martini shaker, cover with ice, gin and sloe gin, then shake and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with berries or basil sprig. Squeeze in a lime if you desire a tang. * Use any berries or herbs specific to your locale for this cocktail. If you don't have elderberries, you can simply mash up with a wooden spoon or a food processor your own blackberries, currants or other fruit, and press through a sieve.
Recipe by Yvonne Cornell at