Midsummer Cocktails

Two Cocktails for Midsummer

If you’ve spent time in Scandinavia in the summer, you probably had a glass of sweet cold “saft.” Saft is a concentrated syrup used to make juice and can be mixed with still water, sparkling, or used creatively for a cocktail. You can purchase it here! Read our Midsummer blog to learn more about the holiday and how to celebrate.

We’ve tested two simple summer drinks you can make with elderflower and black currant saft for easy summer cocktails.

The Elderflower Drop

A take on the classic Lemon Drop with a sweet and floral elderflower twist.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 cocktail shaker


  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz Lars Elderflower Saft
  • 0.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1.5 oz vodka or clear liquor of choice


  • Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled 1/3 with ice.
  • Shake until cold, and strain into a glass.
  • Enjoy!


Fresh lemon juice really is key here. It will make all the difference.
You can easily fit a quantity for two into one shaker by doubling each ingredient. Simply divide into two glasses.

Measure all of your ingredients into a cocktail shaker, filled 1/3 with ice.

Use fresh lemon if you can! It makes a big difference in the taste of the drink. You can find this lemon spoon rest here!
St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur that will add an extra elderflower boost to your cocktail 
You can buy saft here, a little goes a long way!

Fun fact – St. Germain has only been made since 2007 and has since become a staple on many menus and in bars across the world!

     Shake your cocktail until cold, strain into your favorite glass, and enjoy!


Black Currant Fizz

This bubbly drink is perfect for a warm summer evening, with tart but sweet black currant saft.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 2 oz Lars Black Currant Saft
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz gin or clear liquor of choice
  • tonic water or seltzer
  • fresh mint for garnish


  • Add saft (syrup), lemon juice, and gin to a glass, stir to combine.
  • Add ice and top glass with seltzer or tonic water.
  • Garnish with fresh mint, enjoy!


For this recipe, we used a 12 oz glass. You can adjust the tonic or seltzer levels to your taste.

Gather all of your ingredients to make prep easy!

Measure the black currant saft, top with measured gin, and lemon juice and stir together!
Top with seltzer or tonic water and garnish with fresh mint

Lastly – if you have lingonberry saft, simply add some to an ice cold glass of lemonade for a perfect non-alcoholic beverage. A great drink that will refresh all summer long!

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