Hugo, the refreshing Elderflower Drink

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A classic refreshing summer drink in Europe


  • 2 cl    Elderflower Syrup**
  •    1    Wedge of Lime
  •    1    fresh Mint leaf
  •          Dry / Extra Dry Champagne or Prosecco
  •          Ice cubes


In a large wine glass (10-12 ounces) pour in the elderflower syrup.
Squeeze in some lime juice and drop the remaining wedge into the glass.
Lightly squeeze the mint leaf to release it’s flavor and add to the glass.
Add ice cubes and fill up with Champagne.
Stir lightly and serve.

The Syrup used is from the Elderflowers, not the berries! If you are not that ambitious to make your own, don’t have a tree or missed the season (see recipe here), we found the syrup at our local IKEA store.

**2 cl is the size of a regular shot-glass about 3/4 full

Champagne can be subsidized with Sparkling Water for a non-alcoholic drink, the taste is not as full, but it is still as refreshing.


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