I recently learned about the devastating loss of fellow food blogger Isabella, from the blog Coriander Queen. Izzie was just 29 when she lost her battle with cancer and my heart breaks for her family and friends.
This cocktail is inspired by a recipe she published back in 2014, and is a tribute to her and her passion for life.
Her family friendly Mint and Elderflower Slushie recipe jumped out at me as a real summery treat, and I thought it would make an elegant and refreshing cocktail to share with you in her honour.
I pimped it with a shot of vodka and sipped it slowly as the sun set whilst sending her my love.
Please take the time to visit Izzie’s blog for more inspiration.
For once I have no other words, so instead I leave you all with this delicious cocktail recipe. I hope that every time you make it, you too will raise a glass to friends that were taken too soon.
- 8 ice cubes
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1/2 a lime, juiced
- 1 shot vodka
- elderflower cordial
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
Place the ice, lime, vodka and a splash of elderflower cordial into a blender.
Pulse until the ice is just crushed and 'slushiefied'.
Taste and add the sugar and more elderflower cordial or lime juice as required.
Blend for a few seconds to combine, then gently scoop into a highball glass and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Here’s the other recipes of Izzie’s that have been published today by the awesome UK food blogging community. Big love ladies & gents <3
Easy 5 ingredient pesto tomato tart on Amuse Your Bouche (vegetarian)
Globe artichoke with balsamic dip on Natural Kitchen Adventures (vegan)
Cider, apple and sausage casserole on Farmersgirl Kitchen
Chocolate orange oat bars on Veggie Desserts (vegan)
Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on Tin and Thyme (vegetarian)
Arancini (risotto balls) on Coffee & Vanilla (vegetarian)
Rich coffee cupcakes on BakingQueen74 (vegetarian)
Gingerbread cupcakes with orange buttercream on The Veg Space (vegan)
Marmalade and ginger loaf cake on The Crafty Larder (vegetarian)
Ginger and oat cookies on Kavey Eats (vegetarian)
Amatriciana pasta on Kitchen Sanctuary
Treacle tart on Patisserie Makes Perfect (vegetarian)
Crispy fried halloumi on Supper In The Suburbs (vegetarian)
Chocolate fridge cake on Jo’s Kitchen (vegetarian)
Chocolate almond butter cookies on Rough Measures (vegetarian)
Eggless chocolate chip cookies on Simply Sensational Food (vegetarian)
Boozy decadent hot chocolate on Fab Food 4 All (vegetarian)
Easy no bake blackberry cheesecakes on Casa Costello (vegetarian)
Best coriander / cilantro recipes on Fuss Free Flavours (some vegetarian)
Easy gingerbread popcorn snack on Celery & Cupcakes (vegetarian)
Elderflower and vodka cocktail slush on The Hedgecombers (vegetarian)
Fruit flapjacks on The Petite Cook (vegan)
Tomato, garlic and prawn spaghetti on Hungry Healthy Happy (pesceaterian)
Lemon drizzle loaf cake on Penne For Your Thoughts (vegetarian)
Chicken ramen on It’s Not Easy Being Greedy
Stuffed Nutella cookies on Munchies And Munchkins (vegetarian)
Easy Berry Compote on Eats Amazing (vegetarian)
Caipirinha on Lovely Appetite (vegetarian)
Garlic and Lime Coriander Prawns on Travels for Tatse (pesceaterian)