June 21, 2019


In our house, which is half Swedish, Midsummer is a big deal. My husband believes it is their biggest holiday, schools are out, the days are super long and summer is stretching out ahead. What a great reason the celebrate, pop on a crown of flowers and make yourself a frothy and delicious Elderflower and Grapefruit Whisky Sour.

I love the frothy smoothness of a whisky sour, the slightly sour taste on your tongue followed by the warming of whiskey down your throat. I have recreated it with grapefruit instead of lemon and elderflower cordial and honey instead of sugar. The taste is slightly different but the sensation is just the same. Yum.


Makes 2 cocktails (for more multiply by the required number)

50ml pink grapefruit juice
1 fresh egg white
4 tsp elderflower cordial
2 tsp honey can be flavoured with elderflower
50 ml bourbon
ice cubes


Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigourously. Strain in to a glass, remove ice cubes, return liquid to the shaker and shake again. Strain into a sour glass over ice. Garnish with edible elderflowers or a slice of grapefruit, orange, lemon or lime.  And serve. 

Thanks again to Maddocks Farm Organics for helping us with the edible flowers.

Happy Midsummer, stay up late and see the sun rise.

Photographed on étoile home’s Fruit Fabric in Dove Grey in a glass from Zara Home.

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