Elderflower syrup Recipe

Elderflower syrup


  • 40 elderflower bunches
  • 60 grams ascorbic acid or "viinihappo"(wine acid?)
  • 1.75 kg sugar
  • 3-4 organic lemons
  • 1.5 liters water (boiling)


How to make Elderflower syrup

One of my mom's recipes. This stuff is the most amazing drink mixer ever. Great with gin, champagne, or even just water. Refreshing and summery, like slipping into a pool of sweet lemony flowers. Definitely worth the effort of figuring out what an elderflower is.

  1. Pick elderflowers, sort out 40 nice ones in full bloom with no bugs.
  2. Boil water.
  3. Slice lemons thinly.
  4. Put all ingredients in a big pot with a lid available. Pour boiling water over everything, and mix.
  5. Let it sit covered for 3-4 days, stirring occasionally.
  6. Strain out the liquid, pour into sterile bottles and keep cold, or freeze into ice cubes for easy dropping into drinks.
  • theory
    theory says

    That is so cute. Is it possible to hug a drink? Amazing recipe

  • spongefile
    spongefile says

    It does have a kind of forest fairy vibe...mom also batter-fries elderflowers and dusts them with sugar. Eating flowers is always a bit fluffy, no?

  • theory
    theory says

    Level with me... are you a pixie?

  • spongefile
    spongefile says

    I could tell ya, but then I'd have to turn you into a turnip.

  • Pistache
    Pistache says

    I wonder if we have elderflower here in Canada? Your recipe sounds just lovely.

  • spongefile
    spongefile says

    theory and I were considering that this might work with other flowers as well; cherry blossoms, etc. No promises, though.

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    so cute! i dont think i've ever had elderflower before. I wonder if trader joe's got them

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