Relaxing in the summer heat with a cold grapefruit-elderflower mocktail can be one of the great pleasures in life. Flowery and citrusy – the best kind!
After the elderflower cordial recipe from yesterday, I just had to make a delicious summery mocktail. Nothing beats the summer heat like a super refreshing drink. I made a non-alcoholic recipe, but I added a hint on how to make it boozy in the notes if you like that 🙂
We’re spending so much time outside now, that it’s finally hot and feels like summer is just around the corner. You know, no more long sleeves and socks… Grrr, I hate them, I truly do! The greatest time of year is when I can move my socks to the back of the closet. So yeah, we’re thinking about buying some kind of transportable cooker or grill, so that we can prepare dinners outside.
During the Winter it’s become such a nice habit to cook the dinner together with hubby and son. We really wanna continue doing this through the Summer, but we also want to be outside as much as possible.
Back to the recipe, this is another very simple recipe and it literally takes minutes to make. And if that is not enough, it’s packed with flowery elderflower flavor and has the citrusy zing of grapefruit and lime. What else could you ask for?
What if I don’t have elderflower cordial on hand?
You can use fresh or dried elderflowers just the same. Pour half a cup of boiling water over 2 elderflowers and add 1/4 cup sugar. Let steep for 10 minutes. Let cool down. Use it as the syrup in the mocktail.
- 1/3 cup elderflower cordial (link to the recipe in notes)
- 3/4 cup grapefruit pink grapefruit juice
- 2 TBSP lime juice
- 1 1/2 cup sparkling water
Mix elderflower cordial, grapefruit juice and lime juice in a jar.
Place ice cubes in 4 glasses.
Pour over the mocktail mixture and add sparkling water.
- ELDERFLOWER CORDIAL RECIPE HERE
- COCKTAIL VERSION: Add a shot of gin to each glass and enjoy!