This elderflower fizz mocktail is a fun and flavourful non-alcoholic drink perfect for summer BBQs and entertaining. Super simple to make in just five minutes, both kids and adults alike can enjoy this cordial syrup mocktail!
If you love a bit of fizz as much as I do (and my young nieces who feel very grown-up with a 'fancy' drink!), then you will love this flavourful mocktail. It's delightfully sweet, but without being overly sugary, and the elderflower goes so well with the hint of herby hum. With minimal ingredients and no cook time, it's the easiest mocktail to put together for yourself and guests!
This is the first mocktail I've made that doesn't focus on fruit, so is a little different. For other ideas you may like to see my peach mocktail and blueberry mocktail which makes the most of juicy summer fruit, and my rhubarb mocktail which is lovely for late spring. I think you will find something that takes your fancy on my mocktails page!
Why this recipe is so good
The *easiest* mocktail recipe. No cook time, no making a syrup from scratch. This is just a case of pouring delicious flavours together!
Fruit mocktail alternative. Many mocktails are based on fruit, but this has a bit of a different taste that is just as tasty.
Kid and adult friendly. The beauty of mocktails is that they can be enjoyed by kids as they contain no alcohol. Perfect for family gatherings in the summer months!
For this elderflower mocktail you will need:
- Elderflower cordial - the main flavour of the mocktail. It's a very concentrated flavour, so we only use a little bit.
- Sparkling water - I suggest using a fairly plain sparkling water rather than a very heavy mineralised one as that would change the flavour a great deal and overpower the elderflower.
- Apple juice - this is optional but adds a nice flavour to the mocktail.
- Rosemary - use a fresh sprig to add some flavour (not dried powder!).
- Fruit - I use pomegranate as it looks so pretty, but berries would be lovely too.
Variations to the recipe
If lemon juice works for you, then a small squeeze would be nice and give a mojito vibe to the mocktail!
The apple juice is optional, so have a taste without and see whether you would like to add it for some extra sweetness.
My low histamine readers will likely wish to check the ingredients of their cordial to check that all are suitable for them.
Step by step instructions
Just two very quick and easy steps to make the mocktail:
Slap or 'smack' the rosemary against your palm. I know, it sounds odd, but it helps release the fragrant oils to flavour your drink.
Tip the ice into the glass to about halfway. Pour in the elderflower cordial, apple juice (if using), and sparkling water. Give it a stir, then add the rosemary sprig and fruit. Serve immediately!
- Don't forget to give the mocktail a stir before drinking! The elderflower cordial will naturally 'sink' to the bottom of the glass, so needs to be mixed with the sparkling water.
- Adjust the amount of elderflower cordial to taste preference. Add a touch more if you have a sweet tooth.
- Serve immediately so it is ice cold!
As we don't cook down a simple syrup for this mocktail and use cordial instead, all you need are a glass and a stirrer:
Cocktail stirrer - to combine the cordial with the sparkling water.
Glass - to serve your drink!
More mocktails to enjoy
Enjoy flavourful non-alcoholic drinks such as my lychee mocktail, which is perfect for summer parties, and my cranberry mocktail that has all the holiday feels! Find more on my mocktails page, including these recent recipes:
Elderflower Fizz Mocktail
- 4 tablespoon elderflower cordial
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 2 teaspoon pomegranate arils
- ice cubes
- sparkling water
- 2 tablespoon apple juice optional
- Slap the rosemary against your palm to help release the oils.
- Fill your glasses to about halfway with ice, then add 2 tablespoon of the cordial to each glass. If using, pour in the apple juice. Top with the sparkling water, give it a stir, then sprinkle in the pomegranate and add your rosemary sprig. Serve immediately and enjoy!
- The apple juice is optional, and the drink is flavourful without it. Alternatively, if lemon or lime juice is suitable for you, then a squeeze would be nice and turn this into a kind-of elderflower mojito mocktail!
- Don't forget to smack the rosemary! Seems odd I know, but it helps release the oils to flavour your mocktail.
- Adjust the amount of cordial to taste. If you have a sweet tooth you may like a little more.
- Stir the cordial and sparkling water mix so they combine, before adding the fruit and rosemary.
- Any summer fruit, particularly fresh berries, would be nice if you don't have pomegranate.
- Please note that nutritional information is offered as a courtesy. It is auto-generated and should be understood to be an estimate.
- elderflower cordial scores 0 on the SIGHI list. However, be sure to check your cordial to check that you are able to tolerate all its ingredients.
- sparkling water isn't rated on the list.