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
one elderflower shandy
c. Dark ale (Two shots)
c. Elderflower water (Four shots)
c. Club soda (Two shots)
Sprigs of fresh lemon thyme for garnish
In This Recipe
In a shaker with ice, add the ale, elderflower water, and club soda.
Shake vigorously and strain into a high ball glass filled with ice.
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.