The flowers smell of summer and the lemonade is a must on a hot summer day.
I’ve had my eyes closely watching the flowers so that I could pick them at the perfect time and a few days ago was the right day. Just make sure you’ve stocked up with some organic lemons before picking.
I started of following a recipe but changed it as I went along as I had more flowers than the recipe called for, plus a lot of mine were quite small.
However; you’ll need freshly picked elderflowers. Make sure they are all fully bloomed and watch out for little bugs etc. Slice organic lemons thinly (I used 1 and 1/4). Place the flowers and the lemon slices in a large bowl.
Add 1L water and 2dl sugar to a pot. Bring to a simmer and stir while the sugar melts. Pour over the flowers, stir a little bit and cover with a kitchen towel.
Let it rest for at least 24h before you drain it and pour it in glass bottles. Keep refrigerated. When mixing – 1 part lemonade syrup to 10 parts water, or however you like yours.