Wednesday, 26 June 2013

elderflower syrup, pt.II

summer is here. golden light in the dusk, smell of hay, cold drinks in the porch, flower's brightest colors, reading books outdoors, long walks with the wagging dog.
the sweetest image of my summer so far


in case you're wondering how i use the elderflower syrup i've made with grandma (elderflower syrup, pt.I here), you should know that it is a perfect refreshment for these hot & wet days.

we carefully filtered and bottled the syrup, (in the end we had 16 liters!) and then stocked it in our cellar.

now it's time to drink it! how?
there is the classic way, diluted in cool water. we prepare a couple of bottle to keep in the fridge, to refresh our afternoons. i love to drink it while eating cherries. (tons of cherries)

then, there is the relaxing way: just perfect for a sunset drink after work, before lunch on sunday, or at the end of a long lambretta ride!
it's called hugo, a cocktail invented in Trentino Alto Adige region and made with elderflower syrup, prosecco, mint leaves and seltz or sparkling water (that i usually do not use).


if you use eledrflower syrup in another way, please tell us! i'd love to give it a try.

14 comments:

  1. Ottimo consiglio per i caldi giorni d'estate! Grazie Silvia! :D

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    1. grazie a te per il commento ilaria! spero lo proverai :)

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  2. I'd never heard of Hugo before but now I'm in love with it! And I agree with you, the first image is really special.

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    1. thank you antonella!
      it can be easily found in trentino alto adige's bar, but it's getting popular in other regions, too! hope you get the chance to try it.

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  3. I adore that top photo. I love how these have a good summery feel to them.

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  4. Oh Silvia, it's so good to be back on your blog after traveling! There are always such interesting things to read here!
    I absolutely love that photograph of your grandma and the dog - it is really one of the sweetest I have ever seen!
    And I bet that your elderflower syrup tastes wonderfully!

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    1. thank you polly ♥ i'm glad you're back! can't wait to see you icelandic photos

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  5. that first image is so sweet

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  6. Your version of summer is so, so good. :)

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