Elderflower Gin Cocktail
Is there anything quite like sitting on a patio on a warm summer day and sipping a tasty drink while hanging out with friends? To me, that's pretty much my ideal summer situation and this drink is perfect for those very occasions if you ask me. I actually can't take credit for this tasty combo, my girl Tiffiney has been serving these bevvies up for a while now so I finally decided to steal her recipe and share it on the blog! To add a little pizzaz I made floral and lemon ice cubes which are totally not necessary but a very nice touch if I do say so myself. So read on to find out how to make these equally tasty and beautiful drinks for yourself!
To make the ice cubes, cut up half a lemon into small pieces and get small edible flowers; I picked mine up from the farmer's market. While you're cutting the lemons, boil water on the stovetop then let it cool completely. Lay the flowers face down in the tray and place the lemons in the bottom of the other tray. Fill the ice cube moulds 1/3 full with the cooled water. By boiling the water first your ice cubes will be clearer and less cloudy, meaning you'll be able to see the flowers and lemons more clearly. Once the first 1/3 is frozen, fill the trays until they're full and freeze.
Now onto the cocktail. You'll need gin of your choice, elderflower syrup from Ikea and club soda or sparkling water. Place a few ice cubes in your glass then add 1 tsp of elderflower syrup and 1.5 oz of gin. Top with soda water and stir. You may want to add a bit more syrup depending on how sweet you like your drinks but 1 tsp is a good measurement to start. After you stir, garnish with a flower and you're set to impress your guests! This is such an easy cocktail that tastes like it's way more complicated than it is. I hope you enjoy!