When it comes to cocktails, here is what I usually want from them: I want them to be slightly fruity, not overly sweet and I prefer them on the refreshing side. When it’s spring time, I personally love the flavor of elderflower. And honestly I like that flavor year around. This cocktail is super spring-y and pretty. This could be a good Mother’s Day cocktail!!
With Mother’s Day this weekend, I know we’re all looking for drinks and dishes to serve mom; I think this is a good option.
The elderflower liqueur is floral without tasting like soap. Do you like lavender? I’m usually not a fan because of the soap-like quality. The strawberry adds a bit of fruitiness and the sparkling water makes it taste super refreshing. The recipe below serves about 2 people, but feel free to double it, mix it and keep it in the fridge (sans sparkling water) for a big batch cocktail.
Strawberry Elderflower Cocktail
- 6 tablespoons elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
- Juice from 1 lemon, divided
- 12 ounces sparkling water
- 2 to 3 strawberries, sliced, as garnish
- To two glasses, divide the elderflower and lemon juice. Fill each glass with ice and give it a good mix. Top with sparkling water and strawberries. Serve immediately.
Yield: Makes 2
Adrianna Adarme is a food blogger and author living in Los Angeles, California. She writes the blog A Cozy Kitchen, where she shares comforting, everyday recipes from her kitchen. She recently authored her first cookbook, PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack. She’s a lover of breakfast, pie (and sometimes even pie for breakfast), corgis and cute things. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.