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Cocktail recipe ideas for rose & elderflower sparkling lemonade.

I have some delicious Elderflower & Rose sparkling lemonade that I'd love to build a cocktail around. I would love some inspiration!

asked by JulieS about 3 years ago

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Pegeen
Pegeen

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added about 3 years ago

Try testing a little Pimm's Cup No. 1 (gin with herbs) or just straight gin. Depending on how tart the lemonade is, you may need to add a little simple syrup.

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Nancy
Nancy

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added about 3 years ago

sambuca has elderflowers already in it (small amount) and might play nicely off the lemonade with those flavors. likewise, pernod or arak.

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lem monade
added about 3 years ago

in Austria we have this thing called Kaiser-Gespritzter, emperor’s spritzer, which is a regular white wine spritzer (equal parts wine and soda water, optional lemon slice) with a glug of elderflower syrup.
or, commonly known all over German-speaking countries as an alternative to Aperol spritz, the Hugo: prosecco (or other sparkling wine), a glug each elderflower syrup (or cordial, or lemon balm syrup) and soda water, and a sprig of fresh mint, poured over ice and stirred.
I could imagine both with the additional rose flavour, but maybe experiment with the ratios so it doesn’t get too sweet?
for something stronger I think it would be delicious to just substitute part of the tonic water in a gin & tonic by the lemonade …

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