- Elderflower heads (approx 30 stems)
- Zest & juice of 3 lemons
- 1kg granulated sugar
- 1.5 litres water
- 1 tsp citric acid (optional)
Take your flower heads, remove any leaves etc and give them a shake to get rid of any creepy crawlies!
Put the flower heads in a large pot with the lemon zest. Other flavour options could be lime or orange zest.
Boil the water and pour over the flowers, cover and leave overnight.
Heat the clear liquid and add the sugar, stirring until dissolved. I'd suggest adding the sugar in stages, as then you can taste and use less if preferred.
Pour into well-sealed sterilised bottles and enjoy! This is a great refreshing drink served with sparkling water or lemonade and ice. For an extra kick it also works well with vodka or gin!