Cucumber, mint and elderflower champagne cocktail

Cucumber, mint and elderflower champagne cocktail
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 20 minutes to make, plus infusing and chilling

This delicate champagne cocktail recipe makes for a refreshing start to any party.

Hugo cocktails, with gin and prosecco, are similar.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
109kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.9g
Carbohydrates
9.3g (9.1g sugar)
Salt
trace salt
Calories
109kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.9g
Carbohydrates
9.3g (9.1g sugar)
Salt
trace salt

Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber, coarsely grated
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 50g bunch of fresh mint, leaves picked, half gently bruised in a pestle and mortar
  • 100ml elderflower cordial
  • 1 bottle good-quality champagne

Method

  1. With your hands, squeeze the grated cucumber over a fine sieve into a bowl or jug. Add the lemon juice and the bruised mint leaves and leave to infuse for 1 hour.
  2. Add the elderflower cordial and chill. Wrap the remaining mint leaves in damp kitchen paper and chill.
  3. Place 8 champagne flutes in the freezer 20 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, shred the reserved mint leaves. To serve, divide the cordial mixture among the glasses, then top up with chilled champagne and garnish with the shredded mint.

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