July 12, 2013

Elderflower Bramble

I'm not impartial to a good cocktail whether its in the colder or warmer months. These last couple of weekends has seen some seemingly summery weather here in Sydney and so this refreshing cocktail really filled the spirits over the weekend!

Elderflower is the quintessential edible summery bloom and I'm totally jealous of you peeps living in the Northern summer, able to make yourselves fresh elderflower cordial! Not only are they a pretty flower, but they certainly produce a beautiful fragrance, with a flavour quite akin to lychees

See Jamie Oliver's recipe to make Elderflower cordial here!
But whilst I'm unable to find actual elderflowers to make my own cordial syrup (are they even grown in Australia??), buying elderflower cordial from the local store for this easy peasy cocktail recipe will just have to do.

Elderflower Bramble 

(recipe passed on from a good friend)

  • 60ml Hayman's London Dry Gin
  • 30ml Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Elderflower Cordial
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 1 Dash of Orange Bitters
Fill a short glass with crushed ice and build the ingredients in order listed. Finish with more crushed ice on top!
Decorate however you like... maybe a long peel of lemon? A nice little lemon slice in amongst the ice?
I wanted to use edible flowers, and the only ones I found were Rosemary ones and other small wispy ones I just found at the local supermarket! They didn't overtake the cocktail at all, and you won't end up eating them if you use a straw to sip :)
-Serves 1 lucky person

St Germain liqueur can also be used in lieu of the Elderflower cordial, but you'll just have to adjust the level of Gin you put in.... or not. Whatever. Glug it all in then :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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