Effective Storage Of Your Harvest ❄️
For the adults!
Many thanks to the Allen family of Jordans Village in Buckinghamshire for the recipe!
About 10 elderflower heads
750g caster sugar
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
Put water, elderflower and sliced lemons in a bucket and leave for 24hrs
Squeeze out lemons and strain liquid then add vinegar and sugar.
(You don’t need to but I normally make a small amount of yeast solution by putting half a teaspoon of dried yeast in a glass of warn, not hot, water with a couple of teaspoons of sugar, once this has come to life add it, I’ve had a couple that didn’t start fermentation on their own)
Decant into fizzy pop bottles (empty Coke or Lemonade etc. bottles are perfect) and screw lids on loosely, after about 2 weeks screw down firmly, periodically carefully releasing the gasses.
They say it’s ready to drink in a couple more weeks but we tend to leave ours until it’s about 18-24 months old and by then it’s Cristal clear like champagne.