Sunday, 3 June 2018

Elderflower, Cucumber and Mint Sparkler

This is the ultimate in ultra-refreshing summer cocktails. It also requires zilch effort, so is perfect for those lazy days where you can barely drag yourself off your sun lounger!

Photo by Hannah Hughes, Props by Lauren Miller, Food and Recipe by me.  


1 shot elderflower cordial (shop bought is fine, but if you do make your own, all the better)
1 shot gin (optional- depending on whether you have plans for the rest of the day I suppose...)
Mint sprig
Cucumber ribbon (use a vegetable peeler)
Lime wedge
Ice-cold Prosecco or fizz of your choice (tonic or sparkling water for a mocktail)
Chilled cocktail glass


1. Squeeze your lime wedge into a pre-chilled cocktail glass, add a spring of mint, and your cucumber ribbon.

2. Pour about a shot of elderflower cordial into the glass- the amount you use really depends on the strength of the cordial you are using, and how strong you like your elderflower to be.

3. Add a shot of gin if you're ready to party (optional). Give it all a good stir stir and leave for a few minutes to let the flavours meld and get to know each other.

4. Top up with your fizz of choice, give it a quick stir and serve immediately. Now I've made myself thirsty writing this so don't mind if I do....cheers!

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