From Scandinavian Butik, Connecticut ( 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


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