- 10 Elderflower heads, stalks removed
- 5 oz Sugar
- 2 Limes, juice & grated zest of
- 1 75 cl bottle of Vodka
Try to have as little stalk as possible going into your jar. One trick is to leave the flower heads overnight in a plastic bag – the flowers will just fall off with a quick shake. However you will lose some of the heady flavour – use 20 flower heads to compensate.
Separate the flowers from the stalk as much as you can (see photo).
Put the flowers into a seal-able glass jar (or cover with cling film but it can get sticky!).
Put in your Sugar, Lime Juice & Zest.
Pour in the Vodka & stir well to dissolve the Sugar.
Leave 2 days.
Strain into a bottle.
Serve over ice.
You could allow this to settle as the pollen will create a sediment – when settled, strain again through a coffee filter paper. Re-bottle.