Photos by Elizabeth Gelineau
Originally featured in “Entertaining at Home with Elizabeth Damrich,” June 2021
Elizabeth makes this refreshing mocktail for hot summer evenings. It can be made by the pitcher for guests to easily help themselves.
1/4 teaspoon elderflower syrup
1 sprig fresh mint
juice from 1 lime
8 ounces sparkling water
slice of lime, for garnish
Combine syrup, mint and lime juice in the bottom of a glass and muddle to bring out the flavors and oils. Add ice, top with sparkling water and garnish with slice of lime. Makes 1
JUST A SPRITZ
Elizabeth loves a spritz all summer long. In keeping with her unfussy entertaining style, she says no recipe is required, just basic proportions: 1/3 sparkling wine or rose, 1/3 sweet-bitter liquor (such as Campari, Aperol or Lillet), and 1/3 sparkling water makes a delightfully effervescent drink that is easy on the alcohol so you can enjoy a few more!
For those not drinking, her non-alcoholic Rapier Spritz follows similar guidelines: something bubbly, something tart and something sweet to yield the perfect mocktail for steamy summer weather.