Elderflower syrup


Next to our allotment stands a beautiful elder tree. Nothing better than working in the garden when he’s in blossom.
The smell is just irresistible. Luckily this beautiful smell can easily be preserved in syrup and then used for refreshing drinks,
flavoring desserts or ice cream.
This syrup is easy to make, to get the maximum flavor you should pick the flowers on a sunny day when they have not seen rain for a few days.
This recipe gives you approximately 5 liters of elderflower syrup.

You’ll need:

  • 20 umbels elderflowers
  • 3 liters of water
  • 3 lemons
  • 50 gr citric acid
  • 3 kg sugar

In a big pot combine the elderflowers, the water and 1 lemon cut into slices and let it sit over night.
Take out the flowers and the lemon and add the sugar, citric acid and the juice of the other two lemons and bring to boil.
Fill int sterilized bottles.