Sparkling elderflower drink

    30 min

    A refreshing sparkling summer drink made with fresh elderflowers. There's no alcohol in this recipe but you could add champagne to the cordial instead of sparkling water.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 5 fully bloomed large elderflowers
    • 500ml cold water
    • 125g sugar
    • 1 lemon, washed and sliced
    • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • Additional lemon juice and lemon slices (for serving)
    • Additional sugar
    • 2 litres mineral water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Wash and gently shake the elderflowers. Place in a large pot, with water, sugar, lemon slices and vinegar. Bring to the boil and allow to simmer over low heat for an additional 15 minutes.
    2. Strain through a fine sieve and let cool.
    3. When ready to serve, pour chilled sparkling mineral water into the elderflower cordial.
    4. To serve, dip the rim of each champagne glass in lemon juice, then sugar. Fill each glass with the sparkling elderflower drink and garnish with a slice of lemon.

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