Monday, July 30, 2012

Drink Recipe: Elderflower Sparklers

Elderflower Sparklers

Popular as a drink ingredient throughout northern Europe, Elderflower concentrate or syrup is made from the blossom of the elder tree. It has a delicate, lightly floral aroma and mild honey flavor, and is thought to help fight fevers and colds. Look for it in specialty shops that feature northern European foods (such as Ikea) or at lepicerie.com, or use apricot nectar as a substitute. Then raise a glass and say cheers to this FABULOUS and tasty 54 calorie per serving sparkling cocktail!

Ingredients:

• 8 tablespoons elderflower
• concentrate or syrup
• 2 cups brut or extra-dry Champagne or a dry, light white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
• 2 cups seltzer
• Edible flowers, or mint sprigs for garnish

Place 1 tablespoon elderflower concentrate (or syrup) in each of 8 champagne glasses. Add 1/4 cup champagne to each glass, then top off with 1/4 cup seltzer. Garnish with flowers (or mint), if desired. You can still party and not want to slit your wrists when you get on the scale the next day!

2 comments:

  1. It has a delicate, lightly floral aroma and mild honey flavor, and is thought to help fight fevers and colds.

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