I have been inundated with a request for instructions on how to make my elderflower syrup so I have finally decided to reveal my own elderflower syrup recipe. If people start drinking a refreshing drink made with elderflower syrup instead of coca cola or other over-priced fizzy water, then I’ll be a very happy man. If you choose to follow these instructions then you do entirely at your own risk so if you die while drinking your elderflower syrup, please don’t come running to me to complain.
And that’s it. The drink probably lasts for a couple of years though never does for me as I drink it or give it away to friends. To serve, add a small quantity to a jug with some fresh lemon juice. Serve chilled with ice cubes and slices of lemon. I’ve also tried it with fresh mint, sage and apple juice. All very refreshing in summer and great if you need some energy when doing sports – and much cheaper than Lucozade. It is also a basic ingredient of the popular cocktail ‘Hugo’.