The Elderflower Spritz Cocktail has become a popular classic for many summer gatherings. But what is the history behind this delicious drink?
The Elderflower Spritz Cocktail first appeared in the late 1800s in the United Kingdom. It was made from a combination of elderflower cordial, sparkling wine, and soda water. The drink was said to have been developed by a British gentleman who was looking for a way to make the best use of the abundant elderflower blooms in his garden.
The Elderflower Spritz Cocktail has since become a popular summertime favorite. It is a light and refreshing drink that is perfect for warm days or relaxing on the patio. The floral notes of the elderflower with the sparkling bubbles of the wine make this drink a truly delightful experience.
If you would like to make an Elderflower Spritz Cocktail at home, here is a simple recipe.
- 2 ounces elderflower cordial
- 2 ounces sparkling wine
- 1 ounce soda water
- Optional garnishes: lime, lemon, mint
- Fill a wine glass with ice.
- Pour in the elderflower cordial, sparkling wine, and soda water.
- Stir to combine.
- Garnish with lime, lemon, or mint (optional).
When making an Elderflower Spritz Cocktail, you can use any sparkling wine you prefer. Prosecco, cava, and champagne all work well. You can also use any type of soda water you like, or you can even make your own with a carbonation system.
For the ice, you can either use regular ice cubes or crushed ice. Crushed ice will help the drink stay cool longer.
Finally, you can use any type of garnish you like. Lime, lemon, and mint are all great options.
Enjoy your Elderflower Spritz Cocktail!
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