Beverage Recipes > Elderflower Sparkle

How to make elderflower sparkle:
A very refreshing but non-alcoholic drink. Traditionally a very popular drink in rural England.


5 clean, large heads of elderflower picked at their peak
3 cups superfine sugar
2 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
1 gallon of water
2 large lemons
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- Make sure that the flowers are clean and free of insects.
- Place them with the sugar, water and vinegar in a large plastic bin.
- Add the juice of the lemons.
- Cover the bin and leave in a warm place for 24 hours.
- Stir five times during this period.
- Strain the liquid and pour into strong, sterile screw top beer bottles.
- The drink will become fizzy.
- Drink after 3 days.