From Scandinavian Butik, Connecticut (www.scandinavianbutik.com) comes two delicious summery drinks based on elderberry “saft”.

Elderberry Spritzer
Pour about 1/2 oz of Elderflower Drink concentrate into a glas and add sparkling wine such as your favorite Prosecco (elderberry is so good, it works equally well with seltzer. Well ..almost.), or make an

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Elderberry Margarita
Pour all below over ice in a Highball glass with sugar coated rim
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
1 oz Elderflower Drink concentrate
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
top off with Sprite or 7-up
Add a slice of lemon for garnish

And now, something completely different, a Glögg gimlet:
Here’s a bit of a shocking ingredient for a summer drink for a Swede; a glögg based gimlet with your favorite gin and the recently introduced 1887 Glögg based in California.
1 part Geijer Glögg liqueur
1 part Gin
1/2 Part Fresh Lime
1/4 Part Simple Syrup

Pour everything into a cocktail shaker - give it a good shake and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Yummy! The cocktail has become the glögg maker’s current fan favorite. For more info on how to order the glögg for.. well, summer, see www.geijerglogg.com