This is a wonderful recipe for the summer, with delicate elderflowers just coming into season and here for the next month. Easy to make and long-lasting, this sophisticated recipe will see you and your guests through balmy summer days ahead.
- 30 elderflower heads
- 3 pints boiling water
- 900g caster sugar
- 50g citric acid
- 2 unwaxed limes, sliced
- 3 unwaxed lemons, sliced
Gently rinse the elderflowers to remove any dirt or insects.
Pour the boiling water over the sugar in a very large mixing bowl. Stir well and leave to cool.
Add the citric acid, the orange and lemon slices, and then the flowers.
Leave in a cool place for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
Strain through some muslin and transfer to sterilised bottles.
- Serve with sparkling water for a refreshing drink or sparkling wine for a delicious cocktail.
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Recipe courtesy of BBC Food. Images courtesy of www.goodfood.uktv.co.uk & www.britishlarder.co.uk