Spot on! This Elderflower Lime Mint Jelly made with Prosecco is perfect. Go figure the main ingredients of a Hugo cocktail are perfect together. I made Elderflower syrup a few weeks ago and its delicate flavor is addictive, so naturally I tried to enjoy it in various different ways, and with this jelly I can start enjoying it at breakfast time. This jelly would also make a great bachelorette party favor, as it’s sort of a girly flavor combination. My thought associations are running wild – so for a bachelor party could I make jelly out of beer? Hmmmm…
A delicate Elderflower jelly with hints of mint, lime and prosecco.
- 1 l water
- 12 Elderflower bloom bushels
- 200 ml Prosecco or sparkling wine
- juice of one lime
- 40g gallant (like pectin)
- 1300 g sugar
- several mint leaves
- Make an elderflower extract by pouring 1 liter boiling water over 12 bushels of blooming elderflower. Cover and let it sit for 24h. Strain through a cloth lined sieve. This will make roughly 900ml of elderflower "tea".
- Measure the amount of sugar and mix the gallant with 2 tbsp of the sugar, then stir the the gallant-sugar mix into the elderflower tea. Add the juice of one lime and the prosecco. Insert several twigs of mint.
- Over medium heat bring to a boil stirring constantly.
- When the liquid is boiling stir in the sugar, bring to a boil again and cook for one minute. Remove the mint twigs.
- Then ladle the liquid into prepared canning jars (cleaned with boiling water, a few mint leaves on the bottom of each jar), this makes about 5 250g jars.
So which cocktail could have for breakfast already?