Sunday, July 29, 2012

ELDER FLOWER, SHWEPPES GRAPE FRUIT AND LEMON GRASS DRINK


SOFT DRINK COCKTAIL

The yellow brick road cocktail mix- non alchoholic

I found this recipe from the Schweppes collection, which uses elderberry liqueur that contains 20% alchohol-

For my general readers, it will  be more of a non-alchoholic cocktail / drink mix recipe and I have improvised on this by replacing  liqueur with elderberry cordial.

Elderflower teas and cordial are traditionally used in herbal medicine of the Yugoslav region.

The cream colored flower heads are honey scented blossoms that are crisp and somewhat juicy, with a highly aromatic smell and flavour.

These elder flowers are used to make the cordials… a  drink  since roman times.

However, the cheaper canned fizzy "elderflower drinks" and "elderflower sodas" often use a synthetic cheap elderflower flavouring – plus, as well as a real elderflower extract, This is not recommended for this recipe.


The yellow brick road cocktail mix- non alchoholic drink

Ingredients

2 tbsp elderflower cordial
2 mango slices
1 lemon grass sliced  (6- 7 fine slices)
1 chili (half) - optional
500 ml Schweppes Apple and Grapefruit mineral water
1 stalk lemon grass (garnish)

Add all ingredients and leave to infuse for 15 minutes before serving
Serve in a pitcher. Garnish with 1 stalk lemon grass


COMMENT/ TIP from my great blogger friend Jasna -   link here
Beautiful post...In Bosnia (and surrounding countries), Elderflower is used for making syrup for soft drink. 
Its good for respiratory organs. 
Thank you very much for the tip and your generousity Jasna-wan

51 comments:

  1. Slam dear..
    Thanks for sharing this soothing drink recipe..lemon grass tea is my favorite..now I will be using this in a soft drink too :)
    Thank You ~

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    1. salam khadija, glad you like lemon grass-thanks

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  2. YUM! would love to share this one on my blog! please let me know if that is ok!

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    1. hi 1-2Punch- thank you, i feel good about this-will email you

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  3. nice presentation with yummy version
    Tasty Appetite

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  4. Wow! I've never heard of elder flower before. I wonder how it taste like? Thanks for sharing! It's always good to learn new thing. Have a nice day :)

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    1. hi nash- try check this out at the mega market-thanks

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  5. Beautiful post...In Bosnia (and surrounding countries), Elderflower is used for making syrup for soft drink. Its good for respiratory organs.

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    1. thank you jasna- this is a great tip from you- would like to publish this in my post here. have a nice day

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  6. hear about elderflower and this is first time seeing this...great post Wan!

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  7. innovative post always learn new things from ur post

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  8. Salam..

    This is the first time I heard of Elderflower but maybe I can look for it at supermarket and try this out.. How does it taste? Sweet? Sour?

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    1. hi bella, glad to know you- its not sour. have a nice day

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  9. Gorgeous and really tempting drink. I wonder if we can find the flowers in Malaysia. Would love to try the fresh ones rather than the cordial.

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    1. hi nava, we dont have fresh ones- i dont know about dried ones like tea kind.

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  10. Wow looks delicious. This is somethingthat I would love to try but unfortunately we do not get it here. Love the pictures.

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    1. hi archana, nay be you can the cordial type at the hypermarket?

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  11. Beautiful post,never tried this before,wonder how it tastes?
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. hi suja- when mix as per recipe-is delicious

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  12. Hello Wan, love this posting. I never knew about this elder flower or plant made into a drink.
    I always get enlightened popping in here, ha ha....
    Love your pics, like in 3D! That first pic especially.

    Looking at the drink.....I guess in my case I might spike it up a notch, ha ha ha.
    Will keep an eye open when next at a supermarket for this drink.
    Trouble is I'm a Coke, lemonade and orange crush person. Oh ya, Iced coffee everyday!
    Have a great week, and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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    1. thank you lee for your sweet compliments-
      i guess you will love it when you spike it up .ha ha. take care of your back. have a great week to you too.

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  14. so beautiful and delicious one, nice clicks as usual :)

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    1. thanks sobha and have a nice day to you

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  15. My son n I was grocery shopping yesterday, he was getting lemon grass, mint leaves, lemon to mix with ice cream soda for today's breaking of fast - rather similar combination but instead of elder flowers, he is using mint leaves..

    Cheers

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    1. hi katrina, your son is very innovative in culinary

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  16. I saw elderflower cordial while buying grenadine for some recipe, never knew we can mix and match to create a non alcoholic drink. I like that.

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    1. hi balvinder, i know you will like this type of drink mix..thanks

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    And may our friendship remain forever strong..

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    1. thank you so much katrina- feel touched you remembered.

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  18. what a tasty choice of drink to break fast with..you know, i always want to try out diff drinks but always end up with the same old shop bought soft drink, so now its time to try out your fabulous recipe:-)

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    1. thanks dr jehanne, glad you are trying out. sure delicious

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  19. Beautiful and yummy looking drink...Loved the color..

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  20. Never heard of this flower... But looks nice...

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