Cool off this summer with a light, refreshing cocktail made with fresh seasonal ingredients
Pour 100ml of Funkin Elderflower Collins mixer over plenty of ice and top with soda.
Serve with a garnish of lemon, or for a twist a slice of cucumber for ultimate refreshement.
Did you know:
The elder is an ancient hedgerow plant, native to Britain. Steeped in mystery and superstition, a number of powers and properties have been attributed to this plant, with its frothy, saucer-sized mass of white flowers and dark black berries.
The elder was long regarded as sacred, protected by the Elder Mother who lived in its trunk. Many country folk would not cut or burn the wood for fear of upsetting her. Moreover, the elder was thought of as a protective tree – it was believed to keep evil spirits from entering the house if grown outside the door. Elders were also said to protect people from lightening when they sheltered under them from a storm, because legend has it that Christ’s cross was made from elder wood. And if you want see fairies, all you need to do is stand under an elder tree on Midsummer’s Eve, but be careful not to fall asleep, because they’ll carry you off!