Elderflower has long been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It has most commonly been used for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances.
I could pretend that this is why I decided on this cocktail/mocktail but it’s not. I had no idea Elderflower even had any medicinal properties until after I made, photographed and tasted this.
tasty, glamorous looking, and made of plants that are good for you! I mean… maybe not the syrup… or the alcohol, but the flower itself… originally. Ok, well it’s tasty and pretty.
Elderflower SpritsCourse: Miscellaneous
1-ounce Elderflower syrup (you can buy this in stores (IKEA has a great one) or make your own (recipe here)
Soda or sparkling water Ice
1 ounce St Germain
- Fill a glass halfway with ice cubes, add Elderflower syrup and top with soda or sparkling water
- Fill a glass halfway with ice cubes, add St Germain and top with sparkling Rosé or sparkling water.