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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Elderflower Pomegranate Sparkler

While in Montreal a few years ago, we were introduced to a very delicious Elderflower and Gin cocktail. It was sweet and perfumey and the gin gave it quite a nice peppery snap. Over the last few months I've been experimenting with making my own, not the bathtub kind, the flavoring a neutral spirit kind. After a few successful batches of homemade gin and finally finding some decent Elderflower cordial, I decided to try my hand at a light summery gin cocktail similar to the one I'd had. Mixing traditionally made elderflower cordial with acidic pomegranate juice, this refreshingly floral sparkler is the perfect combination of sweet, tart and bubbly; great for relaxing and enjoying on a hot summer evening.

Here is my recipe for Elderflower Pomegranate Sparkler:
Makes 4 Servings

4 oz. Elderflower Cordial, Belvoir Fruit Farms
8 oz. Pomegranate Juice, unsweetened
4 oz. Gin
12 oz. Ginger Ale
Thinly sliced Strawberries & Grapes for Garnish

1. In a shaker, combined elderflower cordial, pomegranate juice, gin, and ice.
2. Then divide it equally into four glasses with ice, and top with ginger ale.
Garnish with Strawberries and Grapes.


  1. Oh WOW, this looks like an incredible drink ! I am sure that it tastes just as good. Its Ramadan here, and I would love to open one of my fasts with this drink.


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