Beer

Gin, Ginger Beer, and Elderflower Fizz

April  7, 2015
Author Notes

A light and refreshing drink with warming ginger, floral-scented elderflower, and all the naughtiness of gin! —Thai Me Up Kitchen

Test Kitchen Notes

This is a great afternoon cocktail because the gin is not at all overpowering. In fact, it's almost completely masked; for those wanting a boozier cocktail, I'd recommend decreasing the amount of ginger beer. This drink is very refreshing, with the spiciness of the ginger beer balanced perfectly by the sweetness of the elderflower. This fizz was the perfect way to reward myself after a morning spent spring cleaning. I was tempted to skip the garnishes, but their addition made the drink a much more festive way to celebrate opening my apartment windows for the first time this year! —mobloom

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce elderflower cordial
  • 6 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 good squeeze of lime
  • Fresh mint leaves, to garnish
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, slightly bashed
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add the gin and elderflower cordial and stir to mix.
  3. Top up with the ginger beer and a good squeeze of lime.
  4. Make it pretty with some mint leaves and use the lemongrass as a fragrant stirrer.

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