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Elderflower Drink

Very suitable for summer season drink - crisp, a little woodsy, and gently sweet with notes of tartness
Course Drinks
Cuisine Bulgarian
Keyword Elderflower, summer drink
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 people
Cost £0.10

Equipment

  • Pot

Ingredients

  • 10-15 Elderflower heads For syrup preparation
  • 500 gr Sugar For syrup preparation
  • 1 l Cold Water For syrup preparation. You can use mineral water or tap water.
  • glass Elderflower syrup For Drink
  • glass Sparkling mineral water For Drink
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice For Drink. Freshly squeezed is better.
  • 1 Citronella plant (Pelargonium citrosum) leaf
  • 1 tsp Honey For Drink. Optional (if you prefer sweeter drink).

Instructions

  • Wash gently and drain shaking elderflower heads. Put in a pot.
  • Cover with sugar and add water. Stir several times during 24 h preparation period of syrup.
  • Cover the pot and out in a fridge for 24 hours. ( no more!)
  • After 24 h release the pot from the fridge and filter the syrup through a strainer.
  • Pour the syrup in glass bottles and keep in the fridge for long time use. You will have approx. 2 l syrup from these doses.
  • For a glass of drink: Pour syrup in a glass, add water and lemon juice and stir. Add a leaf of the Citronella Plant.