Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Has Anyone Tried This???

Does it really, truly exist? Can I put into champagne? Anna commented about elderflower liquor and champagne which is one of MY FAVORITE drinks in the whole world. Originally, I was going to use St. Germain in one of the cocktails except I found out it's hella expensive. I was trying to figure out if there was such a thing as a ghetto version of this sweet, sweet nectar when I came across the IKEA Elderberry syrup. Has anyone tried it? Can I use it in a champagne punch*? I'm going to IKEA right now to find this.
UPDATE: This tastes nasty. There are two different types of concentrate at IKEA and I got the one not pictured here so I'm not sure if it tastes very different. I mixed it with champagne and it was pretty gross. I'll have to experiment in other ways.

*We are doing a champagne punch and another cocktail (McCool Mule, anyone? Thnx
Jamie!) instead of champagne toasts. We would only be able to afford crappy champ and that's no fun.


jamie said...

i dunno.

i was at ikea with carinna one day and there was elderberry juice box's and all of a sudden a juice box sounded like the best thing in the world.

and carinna said she had some elderberry cocktail that was great. so we bought the juice boxes and they were AWEFUL.

so I am weary of ikea+elderberry.

BUT, it looks like a diff product, so, i dunno.

anna and the ring said...

Mmmm St Germain!

I have to go to Ikea now! Although do you get Belvoir in the US. Their cordial is really something special.

I was thinking of making my own. Although May is rapidly disappearing with no sign of the elderflowers!

Ms. Bunny said...

Champagne cocktails sound so delicious right now. So tempting.

Kiara said...

Yep, not with champagne although now I want to! It's very lovely and light and flowery, worth a purchase.

Vera D. said...

That's my fave drink too! I'll have to try your IKEA idea and see if I can save a few bucks.

Vera D. said...

I love St. Germain's Elderflower with Champagne -- that's my fave drink too. I'm going to try your IKEA idea!