This simple Twinkle cocktail recipe uses just 3 ingredients and is deliciously light and tasty although beware, that may mean you end up having several.
As nights get warmer and lighter, you might be searching for a summery drink to try, a summer cocktail recipe to enjoy as a sundowner before dinner.
We blend together the quintessentially English flavour of Elderflower with gin, that staple of spirits. And then we top up with a bit of bubbly, I like to use an English sparkling wine. English sparkling wines are now world-class and there are several English wine producers that are top of the range and make a fizz that rivals Champagne.
Try Belvoir Elderflower Cordial, it's wonderfully floral and sweet
- Sparkling wine
- Elderflower cordial
See the recipe card for quantities.
Ideally, your gin and elderflower cordial will be chilled before you pour, so pop them in the fridge an hour before you intend to drink. Otherwise, you can shake them together over ice to get them nice and cool and refreshing. Pour into a champagne flute and top up with the bubbly. Simple!
And enjoy! Find me on Instagram and tag me in any cocktail pics, I love to see them.
Hint: If you love your summer drinks, why not try making a Pimms next?
A couple of ways you can personalise your Twinkle cocktail...
- NOsecco - Staying of rhe booze? Try alcohol free bubbly instead
- Garnish - Make this look even prettier with an edible flower or some fruit
- Cordial - Why not try some other fruit cordials instead?
A nice cocktail shaker is always a lovely addition to your drinks cabinet or looks lovely and decorative on the shelf. This Pineapple cocktail shaker is so fun and makes a great party piece.
I love a tall, fine stemmed champagne glass too, like these ones I've linked. Remove this block, and replace it with the recipe card here
Twinkle Cocktail recipe
- 20 ml gin
- 100 ml champagne or sparkling wine
- 5 ml elderflower cordial