Sipping on this refreshing elderflower grapefruit mocktail will make you wonder if you really miss the alcohol! Why mess with perfection!
Elderflower cocktails are so simple to make! Just put a splash of the elderflower cordial in juice, cranberry, orange juice, pineapple juice or grapefruit juice. Omit the alcohol. Add a sprig of fresh lemon thyme. Mix. Add ice. And, you have a most glorious beautiful mocktail!
So many drinks both non-alcoholic and alcoholic can be made with elderflower. There’s elderflower lacquer and elderflower syrup or cordial. So, what’s the difference?
According to Ask the Chef:
“The term elderflower cordial and elderflower syrup are interchangeable and are typically used to describe the same thing: a sweetened elderflower extract.” Elderflower syrup and elderflower cordial are made with elderflowers infused in a simple syrup with fresh lemon zest.
Ever since Megan and Harry served elderflower cocktails at their royal wedding, the demand for elderflower recipes have exploded!
Norm’s Farm says that “The term elderflower cordial and elderflower syrup are interchangeable and are typically used to describe the same thing: a sweetened elderflower extract.”
To me, the cordial elderflower is what I imagine smelling a bouquet of flowers in heaven.
Red Ruby Grapefruit Cocktail
I love red ruby grapefruit juice. And, I love to use it in cocktails. In fact. I’ve created many alcoholic cocktails using ruby red or red ruby.
And, red ruby grapefruit is just what I chose for this simple mocktail. If you’re looking for more outrageously gorgeous mocktails that promise never to miss the alcohol, check out these beauties from StyleCaster!
I mean even the names of these mocktails make you weak in the knees, like Watermelon Agua Fresca, Strawberry Mint Faux-hito and Poison Apple Punch!
Ginger Beer Mocktail
Now to add to sparkle, fizz and bubbly, I decided that non-alcoholic ginger beer would go great with the gentle delicious fragrance of elderflower cordial and citrusy grapefruit.
Brunch Drinks Non-Alcoholic
This refreshing elderflower grapefruit mocktail is perfect for those who don’t want alcohol. Maybe your expecting girlfriends. Someone who’s given up alcohol. Someone who’s refraining from alcohol for whatever reason. Having this sparkling tapestry of florals to sip on makes you wonder why in Sam Hill did I ever want to mess it up with alcohol!
Famous Mocktail Recipes
OK, so what are the most famous mocktail recipes you can rattle off? For me, it’s a ‘virgin’ anything. Yes, when you order a ‘virgin xxxx’ you have a wonderful mocktail! And, this grapefruit mocktail is one of those!
I sure hope you’ll try this refreshing mocktail! And, as you see I’ve frozen fresh cranberries and put in it, too. Just for a pop of color. And, of course, it keeps your drink chilled a little longer. You could use fresh frozen blueberries or any small frozen fruit. Even if it’s not small, you could chop smaller pieces, like beautiful peach slices sliced into bite size pieces.
And, if you do want a fabulous vodka drink, well, then click here because it’s mighty famous, Vodka Infused Gypsy Fruit Drink!
- 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
- 4 Tbl. elderflower cordial
- 1 (12 oz.) bottle non-alcoholic ginger beer
- 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, washed and frozen
- Sprigs of fresh thyme
In a small pitcher or bottle, mix the grapefruit juice and elderflower cordial.
Put equal amounts of frozen cranberries in the bottom of each serving glass.
Put ice cubes on top the cranberries. Add equal amounts of juice/cordial.
Finish off each drink with equal amounts of the non-alcoholic ginger beer.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme. Cheers!
If you don't want to use non-alcoholic ginger beer, then opt for another type of non-alcoholic sparkling drink, Sprite, 7-Up, Ginger Ale, etc.