Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Elderflower and Ginger Beer Drink

Of late, the weather has been more humid than usual, with flashes of rain which barely cools the air. As mentioned here, I tend to shy away from consuming carbs and protein, preferring salads, frozen yoghurt and ice cold drinks.

Having bought elderflower cordial (yay Ikea!) recently I was itching to create an elderflower inspired drink. My excitement of having discovered elderflower drink in KL stems from the fact that elderflower is pretty much unheard of in Malaysia. When living in the UK, it was virtually the only drink I would order when having a meal in the pub!

Instead of diluting the cordial with water, I used ginger-beer to create this Elderflower and Ginger beer Drink.. Both flavours paired well with one another and the fizz from the ginger-beer added a refreshing touch.  I also added a few lychees into the pitcher as there were an abundance of it in the kitchen. The flesh of the fruit absorbed some of the flavours of the elderflower and ginger beer which made it a pleasure to chew through once the glass was empty.
A few lemon slices were also added to the mix but this is entirely optional. It may seem that this drink has too many components; however rest assured it doesn’t. The mild flavours of each ingredient complement one another to create a delicious and refreshing drink that will quench your parched throat.

Elderflower and Ginger Beer Drink


One can of ginger beer
6-8 tbsp elderflower cordial
Ice cubes
Juice from half a lemon
Lemon slices
Basil/Mint leaves for decoration


Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher. Serve immediately.


  1. I love the print on your table cloth!

  2. I have a bottle of elderflower liqueur that I have been so good about just taking a sip here and there with (it's expensive stuff here). I love the sound of this drink though and am excited about using it in some way other than straight up in a cordial glass. Thank you for sharing!

  3. these pictures are to pretty))) They just scream summer and and summer breeze to me)

  4. This is such a delightful new drink recipe. OSunds so refreshing and summery. Stunning photos!

    Thanks for sharing
    Dave at eRecipeCards.com

  5. I love elderflower liquer, and this looks like a great drink recipe! I like to use St. Germain Elderflower liquer...it's soooo tasty!

  6. excellent cliks..wanna taste now..;P
    Tasty Appetite

  7. mmmmm, yum, I will be making this for my friends this weekend at the BBQ party! What a wonderful idea!

  8. YUM! This is my kind of drink! I love the elderflower liquor and lychees, looks so good for a summer party!