Elderflower Shandy

April 21, 2010
Elderflower Shandy

Author Notes: I love elderflower martinis - with a passion. But, I'm not afraid to admit they get the best of me at times. Obviously, the elderflower water isn't to blame, so I found another way to enjoy it...responsibly. The elderflower water becomes an alternative to lemonade in a shandy, with its faint hit of citrus and mellow, sweet flavor. Add just a bit of club soda to give it a springtime-y fizz, and you've got a light and refreshing barely-cocktail perfect for imbibing on a patio with some friends.theicp

Serves: one elderflower shandy

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. Dark ale (Two shots)
  • 2/3 c. Elderflower water (Four shots)
  • 1/3 c. Club soda (Two shots)
  • Ice cubes
  • Sprigs of fresh lemon thyme for garnish
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a shaker with ice, add the ale, elderflower water, and club soda.
  2. Shake vigorously and strain into a high ball glass filled with ice.
  3. Top the shandy with a few sprigs of fresh lemon thyme for garnish - and so you can inhale its wonderful, citrusy scent as you go in for each sip.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Author Comment
theicp April 27, 2010
It occurred to me as I was making one of these for myself after work that when I say Elderflower water, what I am actually meaning to refer to is Elderflower juice. (I.e. Sweetner is involved!) I use Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Presse. (I've found at larger grocery stores...and also World Market.)
 
mrslarkin April 22, 2010
this sounds so nice!
 
cheese1227 April 21, 2010
Have you tried that new elderflower liquor?? Mixed with prosecco?? If not, you should.
 
Author Comment
theicp April 21, 2010
I have heard of it but not tried it. I have quite a fondess for prosecco...that combo sounds like it could be my Achilles' heel.
 
WinnieAb April 21, 2010
Love this!
 
Author Comment
theicp April 21, 2010
Thanks!