Summer is in full swing here. Theoretically. As I write this, I am wearing thick socks and have my legs under a blanket, because obviously summer has taken a mini vacation from Germany, but the hot temperatures are waiting just around the corner. So time for a simple little recipe for elderflower lemonade.
In the last years Hugo cocktails became extremely popular in summer and even though I like the taste of them, the Prosecco in it, gets me drunk after a glass (I can deal with wine and even hard booze, but the bubbly always kills me). So this lemonade is basically a virgin Hugo.
I find it extremely refreshing and not too sweet, also it doesn’t give you a caffeine rush like Iced Tea. So perfect for a hot summer day.
- ¼ cup elderflower syrup
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 5 sprigs of mint
- 1 litre sparkling mineral water
- Ice cubes
- Cut up the lime and the lemon into thin slices and add to a pitcher.
- With a mortar, or even just a wooden spoon, slightly squish the citrus slices, so they release some of their juices.
- Add the syrup and the mint and fill up with sparkling mineral water and ice cubes.