The weeks are flashing past and before we know it, mid summer will be here. Today I spotted the first elderflowers flowering and so in a week or two, I will be out there along with many others collecting my flower heads and making my own elderflower cordial. Which made me think, that depending on the weather dictates what I like to drink in the day. Gone now are the cold wet dark damp nights, of roaring log fires and a warmed glass of rioja or mulled wine but instead more delicate flavours and lighter drinks are required.
The last few mornings instead of automatically reaching out for caffeine my body has craved, yes you read that right, craved a cleaner drink and so I have been drinking hot water with slices of lemon. I often revert back to this drink in the summer as my first drink of the day. I would not want to be with out this on summer mornings.
|Hot water and lemon to start the day|
During the day other than drinking tap water, I am a tap water lover, I really savour elderflower cordial. I had Amy here for lunch yesterday and that was our drink of choice, but my remiss was to give her bought cordial, when in fact I actually have two bottles left from last years making! Doh! this really is a wonderful early summer drink, so delicate. It's especially lovely with sparkling water or even a cheeky glass of champagne. In case you want to collate all that you need to be ready for making elderflower cordial follow the link to a great recipe! Elderflower cordial
|Elderflower cordial and sparkling water|
Usually towards the end of the summer I remember how much I love iced coffee and how excellent it really is at hitting the spot on a hot dry day. This year, a first, I have remembered it at the beginning of the season and have already partaken of a sip or two. I shall really enjoy this all summer long now.
|Iced coffee, I keep a jug of it in the fridge|
What would a girl living in Britain be if she didn't include in her summer drinking that of good old Pimms. An English summer is not an English summer without sport, strawberries and Pimms.
|Pimms in a kilner jar!|
Lastly and although strictly a drink I love all year round, I think it especially lovely on early summer evenings, just to get the week end started, a classic mojito... in fact, I'm off to make one now, have a wonderful weekend everyone.
|Always time for a mojito|
enjoyed my 5 summer drinks, pop over and see what others are sharing too and
♥ As we say in the UK, CHEERS ♥