June 7, 2012

Elderflower Champagne

This has got to be one of the best drinks to celebrate the british summer, if indeed we get any!!!  It could not be easier to make and you will be rewarded with some tangy floral fizz.

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Here is our recipe, there is some brewing in the kitchen as I write this.

Elderflower Champagne

8 litres Water

8 large Elderfower Heads

4 Lemons

4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

1.25kg Sugar

Boil the water in a large pan and dissolve the sugar into it.

Cool then add the elderflower heads, juice of two lemons and two sliced lemons.

Cover with a cloth and leave for one day.

Strain through a fine sieve or muslin squeezing the mixture to extract as much liquid as possible.

Store in pressure proof bottles, we use plastic pop bottles.

It will be ready in two weeks and should be drunk within one month.

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