Cucumber & elderflower spritzer

Cucumber & elderflower spritzer

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Plus chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 6 glasses

Cool off this summer with a light, refreshing cocktail made with fresh seasonal ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
122
protein
1g
carbs
21g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
21g
salt
0.19g

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, ends trimmed
  • ½ bottle white wine
  • 200ml elderflower cordial
  • few mint sprigs, leaves picked
  • 2 x 1l bottles soda water, chilled

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Method

  1. Chop the cucumber into a few chunks, then put in a blender or food processor with the wine and elderflower cordial. Whizz until well blended, then pour through a sieve set over a large bowl or jug. Tip the contents of the sieve back into the machine, whizz again until pulpy, then sieve again into the liquid already collected. Add 1-2 tbsp of the cucumber pulp from the sieve into the liquid and discard the rest. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. To serve, fill glasses with a few ice cubes and some mint leaves. Pour in enough cucumber base to come halfway up the glass, then top up with soda water.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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Bewitched40's picture

This is a great drink for the evening!!!!

cookiemonster799's picture
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This is refreshing and totally delicious, perfect for a BBQ!

09twinklestar's picture
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We did this for a royal wedding party and it was a huge hit. So much so that we ran out of cucumber much to everyone's disappointment. Would definitely make again.

dwynwyn's picture
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Yum Yum, it was lovely.

lynnhawkings's picture
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it was a lovely warm summer evening here in france, and as we have a glut of cucumbers at present decided to try this out on some friends who were coming for dinner - it was perfect!!
Followed the recipe - apart from adding a little of our own homemade elderflower champagne instead of some of the soda water and the result was brilliant - extremely refreshing and drinkable.
Definitely one for the summer!

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