I haven't yet come across a health blog with alcoholic drinks on it.... but the beauty of the Flexitarian diet is that the rules can be bent! We've had such gorgeous weather recently and I wanted to make something refreshing (but a little bit naughty) to enjoy on these long summer evenings.
I was at a friends house last week, and she had the most incredible veg patch. Her strawberry and raspberry bushes were even more impressive! I got picking and had filled two big boxes in no time, and she said they are growing so quickly that they have to pick that many every day. I was so sad not to have my camera on me as they were the biggest, brightest strawberries I have ever seen. So I felt like I needed to think of something fresh and exciting to do with all these berries!
I made this drink for my sister last weekend, and it went down a treat! She sipped them down whilst my brother in law nailed a whole bowl of my sun-dried tomato hummus. They said they were pretty impressed with my asian style-salad too, so maybe that will have to be the recipe for my next post!
12 mint leaves
Elderflower Cordial (I used homemade)
Vodka (Gin or Rum could be used if you prefer)
Lots of crushed ice
Crush raspberries and mint in a pestle and mortar. Pour a measure (or more!) of vodka into each glass, along with a glug of elderflower cordial (amount depends on how sweet you like your drinks). Fill with crushed ice, the raspberry/mint mix and top up with sparkling water. Serve in the sunshine! Enjoy!