My littlest sister gave me the inspiration for this yummy mint and elderflower slushie, she had whizzed up a similar concoction at home one sunny afternoon. The combination of elderflower and mint is deliciously refreshing and thirst quenching at the same time. I love how simple to make as well!
I love experimenting with drinks and flavours as I don’t drink tea (I know, shocking a British person who doesn’t drink tea!) so I like to come up with some tasty alternatives for when I am at home and everyone heads for the kettle.
I used BELVOIR Elderflower Cordial in my mint and elderflower slushie, I think it has a lovely perfumed flavour and you don’t need much for a tasty drink. For the mint, fresh is a must. If you have a garden or a sunny windowsill I really recommend planting some, it is a pretty hardy plant and bounces back after a few days of neglect. It is great to have it to hand for dishes and drinks without needing to buy sprigs from the supermarket each time.
It was my sisters idea to blend the mint leaves in with the ice, it creates a really pretty effect of green specks running through the drinks, and they are so small they shouldn’t get stuck in your straw. But do be careful with the blending – go crazy and you will end up with sludge, nobody wants that!
Top tip: If you roll the lime on a hard surface whilst pressing with your palm you will get more juice from it. Any spare lime juice can be frozen in an ice cube tray ready for next time!
If you REALLY wanted to go all out, you could always add a dash of rum and turn it into an elderflower and mint slushie mojito type drink as well…yummy with a BBQ on a summers day!
If you liked this you may also like: Ginger Lemon Honey Water Hot
- About 8 Ice Cubes
- A handful of fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
- Half a lime
- Teaspoon of caster sugar
- Elderflower cordial
- Place the ice, mint leaves, lime juice and a splash of elderflower cordial into a blender.
- Blend until the ice is crushed (Be careful not to blend for to long or you will end up with watery sludge!)
- Taste and add the sugar and more elderflower cordial or lime juice if required.
- Blend for a few seconds to combine, then gently scoop into a highball glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.