Saffron sunset cocktail

How to Make a Saffron Sunset Cocktail

Indulge youself with a stylish, exotic “Saffron Sunset” cocktail.

This quick and easy recipe will explain how you can create a classic “Saffron Sunset” cocktail in minutes. The perfect blend of taste and sophistication with a hint of the exotic… so, let’s get started.

Ingredients for your Saffron Sunset cocktail

  • 30ml of your favourite gin per serving, or a little more if you like it stronger.
  • A dash of elderflower cocktail (to your taste preference) – we love belvoir organic elderflower cordial.
  • A slice of lemon per serving.
  • Ice cubes to suit.
  • Good quality tonic water, suggar free if possible as the elderflower already adds sweetness.
  • 3-4 strands of our premium saffron per person.

Preparation – 1hr before

Firstly, carefully place your cocktail glasses in the freezer and ensure you have enough ice cubes for your guests.

Store your tonic water and elderflower cordial in the fridge to keep them chilled.

Add the saffron to your favourite gin and leave it to steep for around 1 hour.

Once the saffron has turned the gin a rich orange colour, sieve the saffron and discard. Place the saffron infused gin into a jug.

Putting it all together

Take your glasses from the freezer and measure out 30ml of your saffron infused gin into each ice-cold glass. The rich amber hues of the saffron gin lay the foundation for your Saffron Sunset cocktail.

Your next move will be to add a dash of elderflower cordial to your glasses. This touch of sweetness perfectly compliments the saffron flavour, weaving a fragrant essence into the composition.

Finally, pour your chilled tonic water and then garnish with a slice of lemon poised over the rim of the glass. The zest of the lemon will act as prelude to the first sip of this cocktail.

This cocktail will captivate the tastebuds of your guests so be prepared for them to want more. It is a sensory journey, a delicate embodiment of elegance that deserves to be savoured!

Where can you buy saffron?

Sara Saffron offer a full range of premium quality, authentic saffron for incredible freshness, deep colour, pungent aroma and superb flavour. In our expert opinion this is the finest saffron you can buy.

Our award winning saffron comes direct from the best farms in the Middle East and includes Pushal, Negin, Super Negin and Organic saffron.