Special Guest Post by Industrious Justice: Elderflower Gin & Tonic

Here is a very special guest post from one of our favorite bloggers, Emily Justice. At her blog, Industrious Justice, Emily posts her favorite recipes, home de-cluttering projects, and her thoughts on being a wife, friend, non-profit employee, volunteer, advocate, karaoke singer, amateur photographer... phew, are you tired yet? We are. It's not called Industrious Justice for no reason. Today she's showing us how to take one of our favorite refreshing summer cocktails, the Gin and Tonic, and kick it up a notch. The floor is now yours, Ms. Industrious!

I recently moved into a new home, and one of my favorite housewarming gifts was a bottle of elderflower liquor. My husband and I wanted to break it open and enjoy it immediately, so I raided our liquor cabinet, and this is what I made! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. See the recipe...

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Posted on 07.28.11 at 3:43 PM

This looks super delicious.

But the sugar content? YIKES!!!

FYI there's 33g of sugar in a small bottle of tonic water. Plus 10g of sugar per 1.5oz of elderflower liquer, making an average one of these about 27g of sugar if you use half the tonic.

Gird your teeth, ladies! This'll be a rough one.

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Posted on 07.29.11 at 7:59 AM

Way to be a party pooper, Hillary! But you're right. Can we compromise and use diet tonic?

emily j.

Posted on 07.29.11 at 3:09 PM

industrious justice here to chime in on the sugar content. My honey and I use diet tonic water for all of our cocktails. I didn't specify that in the recipe because I figure people can choose if they want to go diet or not. This would also be just as tasty with soda water.


Posted on 08.01.11 at 7:09 PM

I know, I know, way to ruin a good time with that health b.s., right? ;-) It's no fun to analyse our cocktails to death but would you casually pour 7tsp of sugar into your drink!!!

So many drinks are pretty rough for you though and people have no idea - they don't know what's in the stuff so they don't even think about easy alternatives like diet tonic! (Which I use, too.)

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