Apple and Elderflower Fizzy

Apple and Elderflower Fizzy

A refreshing summer drink perfect for an afternoon tea on a warm summer’s day.  Sparkling elderflower water is used to dilute the fruit sugar content of the apple juice and add fizz with a delicate elderflower flavour, mint and apples.

Serves:  8

Dietary: Suitable for vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, nut-free, milk-free

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: no cooking time



750 ml Elderflower favoured sparkling water, no added sugar

1 litre of apple juice

1 handful of mint, chopped, approx. 20 sprigs

10 ice cubes

½ lemon, juice

1 apple, cut into slices



  1. Core the apple, leaving the skin on and cut it into two halves.
  2. Slice each half of the apple into thin slices. The thinner the slices, the more likely they will float in the drink.
  3. Squeeze the lemon over the apple slices to prevent browning.
  4. In a large 2-litre jug, add the apple juice and the sparkling elderflower water.
  5. Add the apple slices and mint leaves.


This recipe has been donated by Kathy Lewis, a Registered Nutritionist



Per serving: 250 ml
Total calories: 75 kcal
Fat:  0.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Carbohydrate: 16.0 g
Total sugar: 15.0 g
Fibre:  0.7 g
Protein: 0.9 g
Salt: 0.02 g



  • The sugar content of this drink is fructose, mainly from the apple juice and apples, which has been diluted with sparkling water and ice.
  • Traditionally, elderflower has been used in medicines. However, there isn’t robust evidence to support the claims that have been made.  The elderflower flavouring in the sparkling water does not offer any medical benefit.
  • Mint has been a traditional remedy for upset stomachs, however, research hasn’t been conclusive for ailments, such as IBS. It is also not recommended for those with GERD as it may trigger GERD symptoms.



  • Use elderflower cordial and 750 ml sparkling water if you don’t have elderflower flavoured sparkling water.
  • Swap apple mint or dried mint for fresh mint
  • Can swap elderflower flavoured water for other flavours, such as mint, lime or lemon.



ELDERFLOWER: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews (

Mint: Benefits, nutrition, and dietary tips (


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