Recipe for Elderflower Champagne

This is a family recipe which has been made for many generations. It is really simple to make but beware it is lively!

Recipe for Elderflower Champagne

This is a family recipe which has been made for many generations. It is really simple to make but beware it is lively!

Ingredients

5 large elderflower heads – do not wash or wet

650g (1½lb) Granulated sugar

30ml (2 tbsp) White wine vinegar

1 lemon, sliced

4.5 litres (8 pints) water

Method:

1. In a large bucket dissolve the sugar in the water

2. Add the other ingredients and stir

3. Cover and leave to stand for 24 hours

4. Strain and bottle into glass bottles with strong closures

5. Leave in a cool place for 2 weeks

6. Enjoy chilled

Elderflower champagne

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