Cucumber & elderflower spritzer

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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Plus chilling
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 122
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 21g
  • sugars 21g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 1g
  • 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

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.