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Elderflower Shandy

April 21, 2010
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
  • 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
  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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