“Bubbles Laying in the Grass” is a whimsical name for a cocktail that evokes the feeling of relaxing in the grass on a sunny day with a refreshing drink. To create a non-alcoholic version, you can use the following recipe:
- 6 oz sparkling water
- 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz elderflower syrup
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves
- 1 oz raspberry syrup
- Sliced fresh ginger root (2-3 eighth-inch thick slices) or splash ginger beer
Fill a highball glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker muddle the ginger root, then add the grapefruit juice, lemon juice, elderflower syrup, mint leaves, and raspberry syrup. Shake well and strain the mixture into the glass with ice. Top up the glass with sparkling water. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig, a raspberry, and a slice of grapefruit.
This elevated version of the cocktail “Bubbles Laying in the Grass” still has all the bright, refreshing flavors of the original, but with a touch of sweetness from the elderflower syrup and raspberry syrup. Enjoy this delicious drink as you relax and soak up the sunshine!