Saturday, 10 June 2017

Elderflower Champagne

If you need an excuse to go for a walk in the country side this is it. Elderflower season has finally arrived, this fragrant white flower is everywhere and it makes the most delicious refreshing drink. So put on your walking boots, grab a bag and get outside and pick a few of these beautiful blooms.

Elderflower Champagne

12 heads of elderflowers (pick in full bloom and scent)
700g sugar
1 large lemon
2 tablespoons of organic white wine vinegar

Put the elderflowers in a bowl with the juice and finely grated rind of the lemon. Add the sugar, vinegar and 4 litres of water and leave for 24 hours. The next day strain the liquor off and place it into screw top bottles. Leave the bottles in a cool, dark place for two weeks. The liquid will start to ferment a little, this gives the drink lovely little bubbles. Serve with ice and enjoy.

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