This Elderflower Spritz Will Up Your Clifftop Cocktail Game

By Di Westaway | Chief Adventure Chick at Wild Women On Top

Not all magic moments involve staring out across pink oceans from a spectacular cliff top as dusky peach clouds dance around a full moon.

You can get a similar level of bubble by whipping up a delicious nutritious cocktail as you huddle around the camp stove cooking dinner in the wild.

To celebrate World Cocktail Day, we’re sharing this Elderflower Spritz recipe to add a little extra sizzle to your next hike. This is the perfect drink for the end of a long hike as you set up camp by a bubbling brook. 

As a risk management strategy, we recommend consuming no more than one standard drink if you're on a clifftop ;) 

Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients:

  • One lemon bursting with Vitamin C
  • One tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 dessert spoon boiling water 
  • 30 mL St Germain elderflower liqueur (Elderflower has Vitamin C plus antioxidant, antispetic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.)
  • 15ml gin 
  • 120mL prosecco or soda water 

Method: 

  1. At home, make sugar syrup by dissolving sugar in boiling water. Squeeze lemon and decant both into a wide-mouthed water bottle
  2. At your location, add sugar syrup, elderflower liqueur and gin to wine glass, top with soda water/prosecco.
  3. Add ice if you’re near home.

Tips: If you are making this on an overnight hike, we recommend you make your lemon and syrup mixture at camp. 

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