I’m a gin lover, and an even bigger cocktail lover. So when I saw this recipe over on Poppy Deyes’s blog I knew I just had to give it a go myself for the Springtime! I adapted Poppy’s recipe a little to my taste, and added in a couple of extras, but I think the great thing about cocktails is there’s a lot of room for playtime and experimentation! I’ve always adored the taste of elder flower and thought it’d be perfect to incorporate into a cocktail. I’m not the biggest drinker myself, and tend to only have the casual G&T or espresso martini once or twice a month, but I do enjoy cocktails quite a lot – and making them at home is a super fun activity and makes for some hella cute drinks for me and my friends!
These Gin and Elderflower Fizz cocktails were so lovely in my opinion. They reminded me of a much lighter gin and tonic, with a floral and ever-so-slightly sweet twist. Ideally, I would have loved to have the dried elder flower frozen in the ice cubes rather than being sprinkled (as they made the drinks a little ‘bitsy’) but I was a total goof and didn’t think ahead. I think this drink could go with or without the berries, however I did love the tart twist the raspberries gave it. Let me know if you’ll try out this recipe, I’m sure glad I did!
T H E R E C I P E
You Will Need (per glass):
- One shot of gin ( I went for MGC as I find it to be a fairly neutral gin that’s good in most cocktails)
- The juice of half a lemon
- About 3/4 of a teaspoon of icing sugar
- One egg white (I know what you’re thinking… ‘wtf’. Trust me, you’ve probably had a cocktail with egg white in it before)
- Soda Water
- Fruit for garnish (this is optional, but makes for cuteness)
- A dash of Elder Flower syrup/concentrate (I got a bottle from IKEA for super cheap!)
- Dried Elder Flower (also optional)
- Some ice (for shaking and serving)
- A cocktail shaker and strainer
- Some pretty glasses
Let’s get Shakin’:
- There’s never too much to making a lot of cocktails, and this one is super easy. In your cocktail shaker, pop in the gin, lemon juice, icing sugar, and egg white then add in a decent amount of ice…. and SHAKE! (a lot).
- In your serving glasses, pop in some ice (preferably with the dried elder flower – but again, I’m a doofus) and the elder flower syrup.
- Pour your shaken concoction using a cocktail strainer into a glass.
- Top with soda water and some berries for garnish.
- And… cheers!
Much Love, Ebony xo
**all photographs in this post were taken and edited by myself**