Butterfly’s Elbows Cocktail Recipe | New Harbour Distillery - African Spirit Lab

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Method: Shake & double strain

Glass: Highball glass

Skill Level: Intermediate



50ml New Harbour Distillery Spekboom Gin

20ml New Harbour Distillery Hibiscus & Ginger Cordial Liqueur

25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

Dash of New Harbour Distillery Pear Bitters

Spritz of Orange Blossom Water

2 drops of Saline*



Edible Flowers


Spring is on our doorstep – the season of refreshing drinks! Finding a delightful drink recipe is easy; we have it right here with the Butterfly's Elbows Cocktail. With its flavours of spekboom, ginger, hibiscus, and orange blossom, this beautiful pink drink has delicate notes to keep you coming back for more!

This drink is totally new, a breeze as smooth and delicate as a butterfly’s elbows.

⚛︎ Chill a cocktail glass and set it aside. 

⚛︎ Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all your ingredients. 

⚛︎ Shake well to chill and combine.

⚛︎ Double strain into a chilled glass. 

⚛︎ Garnish with a lemon zest flower, spritz with orange blossom water & serve.

*Make a saline solution: Mix 20 g of salt with 80 ml of water. Shake until it's clear and keep in a dropper dispenser. Why a salt solution? It reduces bitterness and enhances citrus flavours.