Elderflower Syrup : Elderflower fragrance captured in a bottle. Floral refreshing drink for hot summer days.
Weatherman has announced a hard rain for tomorrow so I rushed to the forest nearby after working hours to gather elder blossoms for a syrup. After the rain, they loose their fragrance and the syrup is not that rich. After making the syrup, I decided to store 2 cups syrup packages in the freezer to be used for any idea coming in future, like cakes or ice creams if we drink all the bottled quantities.
So, the storm came the next day, I was pouring syrup into bottles and bucket slipped out of my hands…. Could you imagine the look on my face, kitchen covered with sugary syrup, my slippers wet through…. I really do not understand how my hair went covered with all of it…… horrible, horrible…. Pity I did not photograph the kitchen and myself out of myself. Anyway, syrup is good. Very good indeed.
And, yes, Mr. Weatherman was right !
- 60 elder blossoms
- 17 cups cold water
- 10 cups sugar
- 6 Tbsp citric acid
Put blossoms to clean plastic bucket.
Cover the blossoms with cold water.
Leave at room temperature (approx. 18 C / 65 F) for 24 hours.
Strain the mixture to another bucket or pot.
Add sugar and citric acid and mix until sugar and acid dissolve.
Pour the syrup through plastic strainer into clean glass bottles. Good luck with that one !