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Sparkling Elderflower Lemonade

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield

Makes about 5 cups

Elderflower liqueur is sweet, delicate, and floral, like nectar from a spring bouquet.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  • 3 cups chilled sparkling wine

How to Make It

  1. Microwave sugar and water in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 2 minutes. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cool completely (15 minutes). Stir together sugar syrup, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and ice cubes. Let stand 20 minutes. Stir in chilled sparkling wine, and serve immediately.