This Rose and Elderflower Mocktail is a real treat for those that are abstaining from alcohol, and the rose petal ice cubes make this the most romantic cocktail I know!
How’s your Dry January going? Has it been a struggle, or are you taking it all in your stride? If you’re planning your Saturday night and need some inspiration to stop you feel like you’re missing out, you have come to the right place.
A mocktail doesn’t have to be second choice. In fact with this Rose and Elderflower Mocktail you’ll feel spoilt rotten and have no hangover to boot. Win win!
I’m using Fentimans Wild English Elderflower as the base for my mocktail which to be honest is pretty hard to improve upon. That said, I’ve taken inspiration from the natural botanical theme that flows through the entire Fentimans range, and injected a little romantic whimsy by pairing it with rose. Fresh rose petals scrumped from my Mums garden, and rosewater for fragrance and flavour.
Clearly this isn’t the ideal time of year to be rose petal foraging. Even here on the south Cornish coast we are in the depths of a cold snap, but I still managed to gather enough rose petals to make these adorable ice cubes. Ice balls. Hmm, not sure what they should be called but they cute all the same.
If however you don’t have a rose mad mother gardens to pilfer, you could always visit your local florist. Do try and find organically grown roses as the chemicals sprayed onto flowers won’t be safe to consume. Or you could always make the ice cubes with organic dried rose petals that you can find online.
This is a delightful mocktail perfect for the dreaming about long summer nights ahead. Please do share pics with me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram if you give it a go – I love seeing all your recipe remakes!
- 12 perfect rose petals
- 275 ml bottle of Fentimans Wild English Elderflower
- 1/2 teaspoon rosewater
Make the ice cubes first half filling an ice cube tray with water and place a rose petal in each cube. Freeze for an hour or so, or long enough that the petal is anchored by the water. Then top up with water and freeze fully.
Fill a tall glass with rose petal ice cubes and pour over the rosewater.
Top up gently with the sparkling elderflower and enjoy.
Huge thanks to Fentimans for sponsoring this recipe thereby allowing me to continue bringing you tasty recipes, for free. As always all thoughts (and leftovers) are my own!