Elderflower liqueur makes fabulous cocktails. It is also a nice food gift.
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Makes: 2 bottles
10 elderflower umbels
375g caster sugar
4 teaspoons citric acid
750ml grain alcohol (rectified spirit)
Method Prep:15min › Extra time:6days › Ready in:6days15min
Fill a large bowl with cold water and gently move the elderflower umbels back and forth to get rid of any insects without washing out the pollen. Place in a colander to drain.
In a saucepan bring the water and the sugar to the boil till the sugar has completely dissolved. Let cool, then pour in a large jar or a non-reactive container with a tight-fitting lid (no metal). Add the citric acid and elderflowers and stir to combine. Cover and let sit for 3 days in the refrigerator, stirring once or twice a day so the elderflowers are fully immersed.
After 3 days, add the alcohol and let sit for 3 more days.
Strain through a fine sieve and fill into sterilised bottles. Cork and store in a cool, dark place.