September 28, 2011

Elderflower Mojitos

Elderflower Mojito

I love these vintage-y Stella Artois glasses, especially to showoff this awesome elderflower-gin mojito based cocktail to celebrate the arrival of second summer. Seriously, take a look at this weather:

Elderflower Mojito
Ingredients: listed in order of use
Yield: one cocktail, 25 cl, or about a 8 oz glass

bunch of sprigs of fresh mint
1 shot, or approx. 1/8 cup cold gin (I'm going to assume vodka or rum would work as well)
1 shot, or approx. 1/8 cup elderflower drink concentrate/syrup. You can buy the elderflower stuff at IKEA.
1/3 cup ice cubes, crushed if possible
wedge of lemon
sparkling water to fill to top of glass

  1. Fill the mint leaves at the bottom of the glass and muddle them together with a back of a spoon, or with a pestle. Top with the gin and elderflower. Mix together. Top with ice cubes, a lemon wedge, and enough sparkling water to top off the glass. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.


  1. Where do you get Elderflower around here? I've yet to look at the Bio Markt but otherwise, no one knows what I am talking about. Although I realize, your old home may be different than our current home but it's still worth finding out.

  2. Do you have an IKEA nearby? You might want to check and see if there are any Scandinavian shops, as I didn't see it available anywhere in Belgium (and maybe also Germany).