Monday, 4 June 2012

How to make elderflower champagne

That time of year again :)

1 gallon hot water
1 1/2lbs white sugar
7 heads of elderflowers
2 lemons, sliced thinly
2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Dissolve sugar in water, and leave to get cold; add lemons, flowers and vinegar. Cover loosely with a tea towel and leave for 24 hours. Strain and bottle, try after a fortnight.

I've made this every year for over 20 years, not a grain of brewer's or baker's yeast in sight. This gives a lovley fizzy drink about the same alcoholic strength as ginger beer apparently. Good as a mixer too

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