Here’s another recipe trophy from our recent trip to sunny Sicily.. When we arrived at the Wedding venue, we were met with a choice of delicious cocktails. I particularly liked this one as it was so light and refreshing in the warm evening. It couldn’t be simpler, is relatively low in alcohol, and makes that bottle of Prosecco stretch to feed a multitude..
Here’s the recipe for this lovely sunny day..
- A large jug
- A measuring jug, for the first lot anyway.
- Long handled spoon – or a wooden spoon, it’s just for stirring..
- 75mls Elderflower Cordial http://eatingforireland.com/2018/06/14/home-made-elderflower-cordial/
- A bottle of Prosecco (or any sparkling white wine)
- 450-500mls Sparkling water or Soda water
- A nice handful of fresh mint, lightly crushed
METHOD: for the first jug:
- Put the ice into the jug.
- Add the Elderflower Cordial, the sparkling water and about a third of the Prosecco – it should be almost full at this stage.
- Lightly crush the mint and add it to the mixture
- Give it all a good stir
- Taste it to make sure you can taste the Elderflower (Cook’s perks 😉 )
- Serve in gin-style glasses, or tumblers
- This is so cooling and refreshing on a warm day, and yet the Prosecco is so diluted that no one’s falling asleep by teatime!
- I found myself a little short of mint today, but I had some fresh Basil handy, so I used that instead. It’s slightly different, but it still has that ‘ Botanical’ vibe!
- Always give the contents a stir if it’s been sitting for a while – just to make sure that the Elderflower cordial is well mixed in.
- Don’t forget to make a jug of my ‘designated driver’s’ version, the Miranda! http://eatingforireland.com/2018/06/11/the-miranda/
- Sit back, enjoy the heat and relax; you’re sorted!