Elderflower Lemonade with rosemary- no alcoholic cocktail recipe

September 28, 2019Sew White

This is a delicious non alcoholic cocktail perfect for a relaxing afternoon or party! Elderflower Lemonade with rosemary is a soft citrus and herby drink which is delicious. (If want to make it alcoholic add gin or vodka.)

I love this quick and sophisticated take on a lemonade. It’s great to whip up in individual glasses but also looks so stunning in a glass jug. However you serve it, it truly a special take on the classic drink. Using cloudy lemonade is always a favourite of mine for drinks as it gives a beautiful colour to the finished drink or cocktail.

Elderflower Lemonade non alcoholic cocktail

This easy non alcoholic elderflower cocktail will take seconds if not minutes and you will be sipping in style quickly. It also works really well if you want to make it in bulk for a party or event. I’ve made this multiple times in jugs for family lunches and dinners.

Non alcoholic Cocktails for children

It’s a nice drink which looks fancy but is easily sipable for the whole family. It’s nice when the little ones get to try to the grown up drink! With this recipe there is nothing in it which isn’t suitable for children (adult and parent discretion of course).

You can even ask the little ones to be in charge of adding the rosemary into each glass. I know a few little ones who love this job and then they give out the drinks once they are poured. It’s so cute! When they are done they get their little glasses. I love it when they are so pleased with themselves for getting to try the posh pretty adult drink.

A slice of bright yellow lemon and large green sprig of rosemary.

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade Recipe

The smell of rosemary is so intoxicating and an aroma I absolutely love. I find the rich earthy smell of the rosemary with the citrus works so well together. It really is a feast for the senses. It looks beautiful, has a rich variety of flavours and the combination of smells will get your mouth watering.

Ready to serve rosemary lemonade garnished with rosemary and a lemon slice.

Non alcoholic lemonade cocktail

There are lots of non alcoholic lemonade cocktails out there but this recipe is my favourite. It’s simple and quick but tastes delicious and isn’t that all that we want with cocktails?

Bright red and white paper straws in fresh rosemary lemonade with a green sprig of rosemary.

Lemonade with a great little update which adds something so delicious to the final drink. A great adaptation on a classic to act a non alcoholic cocktail or perfect for summer parties. Well parties all year! I’ve recommended it for weddings, summer parties, holiday drinks and everything else too. It’s also been a favourite for children too who fancy having a drink like the adults.

How to make the non alcoholic cocktail alcoholic

If you want to make it a little more ‘adult’ add 25ml or 50ml of gin, vodka, or rum to mix. It’s a great base for adding alcohol however pretty wonderful when made as is. I made this drink for the Neptune Wimbledon Autumn launch party. Find out more about my live cooking demo at Neptune here.

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade in tall glasses  with large slices of lemon and a bright green sprig of rosemary.

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5 from 7 votes

Elderflower and Rosemary Lemonade

A fruit and floral drink perfect for summer days.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: British, International
Keyword: elderflower lemonade, rosemary drinks, rosemary lemonade
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Sisley White

Equipment

  • 2 tall glasses
  • Paper straws

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Elderflower Cordial
  • 2 Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Old Fashioned Cloudy Lemonade
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Add a few ice cubes to each of the tall glasses.
  • Add a dash of elderflower cordial to the glass. About 1 tbsp per glass.
  • Add a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Top up with cloudy lemonade and serve straight away.

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9 Comments

  • Claire T

    September 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Herbs are wonderful in drinks. Have you tried rosemary in gin?5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:36 pm

      I have and I love it!

  • Jane

    September 29, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Great idea. Love how it’s simple to pimp it up.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Pimp it up. Love it <3

  • Johm

    October 2, 2019 at 4:29 am

    This is so simple to make and looks wow. I impressed my guests with it.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      October 6, 2019 at 6:37 pm

      Yay I’m glad it’s been a hit!

  • Rebecca Reading

    April 24, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    This drink is delicious, perfect for chilling out in the garden with of an evening or serving at a party. It looks lovely too!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:37 am

      <3

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