Home made syrup for the most refreshing drink
- 4 l water
- 60 large elderflowers
- 2,8 kg sugar I use 2 kg white and 0,8 kg brown
- 45 g (3 tbsp) citric acid
Mix the water and sugar in a wide pot and heat up on a gentle heat until all the sugar dissolves.
Set aside and let cool until tepid.
Stir in the citric acid and place the elder flowers, submerging them completely. If necessary divide it into two pots. Cover and let macerate for 24 h.
Drain the syrup through a colander lined with a kitchen towel. This type of double filtration ensures no dirt enters the syrup.
Pour into sterilized bottles. Store into a cool place like a basement for up to a year. The opened syrup should be stored in the fridge.
For the juice, pour 30 ml (2 tbsp) into a 300 ml glass and add water.For a summer cocktail pour 30 ml (2 tbsp) into a 300 ml glass, add a shot (40 ml) of vodka, ice and then top with sparkling water. Add couple of mint leaves or some lemon/lime zest.