Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Day 30 - Home-Made Drink Recipe

Elderflower and Blackberry Drink

A couple of Christmases ago I watched a TV programme called (I think) "The Twelve Days of Christmas" with Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren. It was a bit dull, unless you find the sight and sound of two posh blokes pontificating about wines and liqueurs exciting. However, they did feature one non-alcoholic drink which I thought sounded nice. I had to watch the right bit a few times on Catch-Up to get the right ingredients as there was nothing on the programme website.

It's now become a staple of our Christmas lunch.

Of course it doesn't have to be a Christmas drink. You could make it in the autumn when blackberries are in season. I used frozen blackberries that I had picked a few months previously.

1/2 cup of elderflower cordial
Juice of one lime
1 litre of soda water
Handful of blackberries
Handful of mint leaves (bruised)


1. Put all the ingredients in the order above in a large glass jug.

2. Serve with ice.

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