Floral Fizz

June  1, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This refreshing drink marries the floral qualities of Meyer lemon, elderflower, and a bouquet of fresh farmer's market herbs. Have a look: —fo

What You'll Need
  • 2.5 Meyer lemons
  • Zest of one Meyer lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 sprigs fresh marjoram
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh lavender, heads only
  • 2 - 2.5 oz. * elderflower syrup
  • Good quality sparkling water, such as Gerolsteiner
  1. Zest 1 of the Meyer lemons. Pull the leaves from the stems of all of your herbs.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/3 of the way with crushed ice, and add the following ingredients: the herb leaves and lavender flowers, lemon juice and zest & the elderflower syrup *you may need a half oz. more or less elderflower syrup dependent upon how large your lemons are. Start with the modest measure, and increase if needed. The finished drink should be a perfect sweet/tart balance.
  3. Muddle well with a muddling wand.
  4. Pour this mixture into two awaiting 8 oz glasses filled 1/2 way with crushed ice. Top off with fizzy water. Garnish with a mini fresh herb 'garden', and enjoy the sunshine!

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Recipe by: fo

I write. I cook. I want A&M's job! Just kidding. No, I'm not. I used to be a professional chef, and while I no longer want to be in a professional kitchen, I could never stop cooking. How cliche that I write and cook, nonetheless, the two marry quite happily and blogging fulfills both of those passions for me with an immediacy that I crave. I would love some day to do it full-time. I have two blogs at the moment, and I'm developing a third. Have a look: http://mangiatuttadimaiale.blogspot.com/ http://tartine-bread.blogspot.com/

6 Reviews

fo June 3, 2011
thank you Lorigoldsby!
lorigoldsby June 2, 2011
Sagegreen June 1, 2011
I love that you get a great drink and a bouquet both at the same time!! Really nice.
fo June 1, 2011
Thank you. It's such a great mocktail. The herbs make me keep coming back to it again and again. It's a piece of nature in the middle of the city!
hardlikearmour June 1, 2011
OOOOO, this sounds divine!
fo June 1, 2011
it is! ; )