Non Alcoholic Cocktail

Lunchbox Diaries | Lime and Elderflower Spritz

Mock Margarita

Photos: Grace Molan

Sometimes a glass of water just doesn’t cut it. When it comes to a refreshing summer drink, it is important to be inventive and playful with flavours. If you are bored of a classic lemonade and are looking for a tasty non alcoholic alternative, this lime and elderflower spritz will be your Summer saviour and you can even pour it into a plastic bottle to drink on the go. If you are craving an alcoholic beverage, why not add some crisp, sparkling wine to the lime and elderflower mix. All the ingredients are available to buy at your local supermarket.

For a single drink, you will need:

1 lime

25ml elderflower cordial

Soda water to top up the glass


Mint Leaves to garnish


1) In a tall tumbler glass, squeeze the juice of half a lime and mix in the 25ml of elderflower cordial

2) Pour the soda water into the glass, so that it is half full. Taste the drink and if you prefer your drink with more sweetness or sourness, now is the time to adjust the levels of lime and elderflower.

3) Cut the other half of lime into segments and add these along with the ice and mint leaves to the glass.

4) Add more soda water if required and sit back and enjoy this citrus spritz.

Words and Photos: Grace Molan