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Elderflower strawberry bubbles.

20 Jun

Thank god it’s friday. Although yesterday was a public holiday in Austria (which is almost like a weekend during the week), I’m ready for some days off. Maybe it’s because yesterday felt like a weekend? Is today then something like a wrong Monday? Could be. Definitely feels like it. Well into the weekend I go now. And what’s a better source of relaxation than a drink? Maybe a massage. Or some chocolate. Definitely some chocolate. Maybe I have it after this deliciously refreshing and summer themed cocktail with fresh strawberries and elderflower syrup.


All you need for 1 glass is:
– 4 strawberries
– 2 cl elderflower syrup
– 1/8 l prosecco
– 1/8 l soda

Cut the strawberries and smash them with the balm syrup. Sieve the syrup into a glass and add the prosecco and soda. Mix well and serve chilled. Enjoy!


Do you remember last year when I shared my recipe for elderflower syrup with you? Of course I made it again (like the year before that and the year before that – quite a long tradition when I think of it). I made about 9 liter cordial and without giving any of it away, I have only (!) 6 liter left. Yes, it’s the best drink on hot summer days.


And now that I invented a cocktail with it, it’s going to diminish itself even faster. What a shame. Next year I’ll have to make at least 12 litre of elderflower syrup. (I once met a couple that make every other year 40 liter of syrup – in the bathtub! That picture makes me laugh every time I think of it. They give away a lot but still. 40 liter sure make a lot of this beautiful drink!)


I’m really proud of the wild roses that I used to decorate with. Aren’t they the prettiest?! It’s a shame they don’t last long. Well for a few days (or a very special night)… they make the perfect decoration.


Now I’m really off into the weekend. Talk soon.

Now. Carry on!


Gin Gin(ger).

13 May

I don’t know if it’s the warming temperatures or just me but I’m totally into gin again. The ginger syrup I made last week inspired me to a cocktail. Yes, I came up with my own cocktail recipe. I’m very proud. If I lie on my deadbed, this is something that I will pass on. Or maybe now. Better now. And I show this post to my grandkids. Yes, that’s a plan. But now I share it with you. Yes, you can consider yourself lucky.


All you need is
– 4 cl Blus Sapphire Gin
– 4 cl Ginger juice
– cold water
– 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Add all ingredients in a tumbler and stir well.


This is probably the best idea yet. But I say this probably about all my inventions. It’s really delicious though.


I used Bombay Sapphire this time. It’s in my opinion the best gin for this mixture.


Now try it out. And carry on!


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