Elderflower Sparklers (Hyldeblomst Cocktails)

Elderflower Sparklers (Hyldeblomst Cocktails)

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2008

The elder tree's white blossoms first appear in spring in Denmark, so these refreshing cocktails make an elegant homage to the season. The delicate, lightly floral flavors are perfect with Champagne or a dry, light white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc. Have all the ingredients ice-cold before serving.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 8 tablespoons elderflower concentrate, or syrup (see Shopping Tip)
  • 2 cups brut or extra-dry Champagne
  • 2 cups seltzer
  • Edible flowers, or mint sprigs for garnish


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  1. Place 1 tablespoon elderflower concentrate (or syrup) in each of 8 Champagne glasses; add 1/4 cup Champagne to each glass, then top off with 1/4 cup seltzer. Garnish with flowers (or mint), if desired. Serve immediately.
  • Shopping Tip: Elderflower concentrate or syrup, made from the blossom of the elder tree, has a delicate, lightly floral aroma and mild honey flavor. Popular as a drink ingredient throughout northern Europe, it's thought to help fight fevers and colds. Look for it in specialty shops that feature northern European foods (such as Ikea) or at lepicerie.com. Apricot nectar can be used as a substitute.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cocktail
  • Per serving: 54 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 206 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg sodium; 18 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 alcohol equivalent

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