Elderflower syrup

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Elderflower syrup

Post: #230911 JeremyinCzechRep
Fri May 06, 2011 8:26 am

I am a big fan of elderflower syrup and make plenty each year. Last week I drank my last bottle from last year's batch - and it was as delicious as the first bottle. I tend to use more sugar than other people. A friend uses about half the sugar that I do, but then has problems with the syrup fermenting (though not everyone would see that as a problem!). When I make up the syrup, I use a small shot of syrup, an equal quantitiy of lemon juice (fresh is best) and then water to taste. If you'd like to see my recipe, have a look at: http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/elderflower_syrup.htm
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Re: Elderflower syrup

Post: #230948 Radu
Fri May 06, 2011 12:39 pm

I also need to find my local elder tree here in Luxembourg! Thanks for the remind. Moving around you sometimes forget when things come to flower, fruit or whatnot..

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Re: Elderflower syrup

Post: #230954 JeremyinCzechRep
Fri May 06, 2011 1:26 pm

I was in the UK last week and saw the first elderflowers in Kent. With the warm weather they should be out pretty quickly. My sister was here from New Zealand and she told me Elder doesn't grow down there - and they're very strict about bringing new plants into the country.
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Re: Elderflower syrup

Post: #230955 sarahturner
Fri May 06, 2011 1:32 pm

Try elderflower syrup diluted with fizzy water and add a splash or 2 of limoncello, the best thing after a day's hard digging!! :-)

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Re: Elderflower syrup

Post: #231235 frozenthunderbolt
Mon May 09, 2011 5:26 am

JeremyinCzechRep wrote:I was in the UK last week and saw the first elderflowers in Kent. With the warm weather they should be out pretty quickly. My sister was here from New Zealand and she told me Elder doesn't grow down there - and they're very strict about bringing new plants into the country.
Hi Susie! Good to be back.


I am in NZ - have Black elder. If she wants you can PM me her address and i'll try send her a rooted cutting? :cheers:
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