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Green Grape & Strawberry Elderflower Sparklers

39 Comments

FruitElderflowerSparklersTSTWe all know that staying hydrated is essential to good health, and this is especially so as the days get longer and warmer and we’re more active. Are we all getting eight glasses of water a day? I know that I, for one, struggle to get this minimum recommended amount of water on a daily basis. So, here’s a refreshing, hydrating drink that makes it all easier: fruity elderflower sparklers! Consider this less a recipe and more of a little tickler to spark your creative ideas on how to stay hydrated and enjoy some refreshing drinks! What’s your favorite way to hydrate?

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Green Grape & Strawberry Elderflower Sparklers

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 2 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 handful of organic, fresh, washed fruit (strawberries with stems removed & cut into bite-size pieces or green seedless grapes)
  • 1 Tbs. elderflower syrup
  • 8 oz. sparkling mineral water

Equipment: one muddler (is that what it’s called?)

Directions: For each sparkler, place the fresh fruit in a glass and use a muddler (or alternatively, the handle of an ice cream scoop or wooden spoon) to gently crush some of the fruit to release juices and soften it. Add the elderflower syrup and then pour in the sparkling mineral water. Give it one last stir with the muddler, sip, and relax. Repeat 7 times a day, varying the fruit (blackberries and kiwi are also good!). You can “drink” the fruit as you sip, or spoon it out at the end and eat.

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Author: Laura Haugen

Writer, Traveler, Foodie

39 thoughts on “Green Grape & Strawberry Elderflower Sparklers

  1. Yum. I normally drink elderflower in spirits. I never thought about it in a virgin drink šŸ˜‰ Yum. Perfect for spring.

  2. YUM, love elderflower syrup and muddled fruit. This is a really wonderful refreshing way to get that water in and stay hydrated, added bonus you are getting your daily serving (s) of fruit at the same time. Brilliant.

  3. I love your garnishes- lovely šŸ™‚

  4. So beautifully presented and healthful. šŸ™‚

  5. These looks so good, I wish it was hot out instead of raining! Great idea

  6. Beautiful! Your lovely presentation definitely encourages me to drink up…fabulous idea!

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  8. So artful and elegant. I love all things elderberry!

  9. So beautiful! These sound amazing!

  10. Very springy and so beautifully presented! Love it šŸ™‚

  11. These drinks are so appetizing. Always good to have someone bring the drinks to a party.

  12. I try to get at least eight glasses most days. But some days I am too lazy to go to the bathroom that much so I skimp. šŸ™‚ Your sparklers look so refreshing, Laura. The colors are so light and crisp!

  13. So refreshing, delicious and simple! Yum!

  14. Oh, these drinks are perfect for the upcoming warmer weather!! But, they are also perfect for the gang tonight! They have been downing so many Latin Lovers and Belliinis, so I know they are getting a bit dehydrated! You are a life saver; for that matter I think I need one right now šŸ˜€

  15. These drinks look so refreshing! Never had elderflower syrup before–I must look into this!

  16. Simple and gorgeous! I have never tried the elderflower syrup before. Is is too sweet or subtle?
    Cheers.

    • It’s a little sweet, and a tiny bit floral, but just a spoonful or less adds nice flavor to sparkling water or other drinks. I hope you try it, I just discovered this lovely syrup myself recently, and am enjoying its different uses.

  17. Beautifully elegant! I will try this with different types of fruit. šŸ™‚

  18. I feel refreshed just looking at these glasses, Laura! Lovely photos (as always) and really gorgeous drinks you’ve made there. This will get me to drink my 8+ glasses a day for sure!

  19. Oooo I love these! What a great way to not only drink more water, but sneak extra vitamins in from the fruit! And isn’t your presentation just perfect! I’d love a few of these today!

  20. What, no vodka?! Okay, so I can bring this to work, then. Even better! Look so refreshing, Laura. I’ll go muddle some fruits now, I love muddling! šŸ™‚

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