This is a family recipe which has been made for many generations. It is really simple to make but beware it is lively!
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
In a large bucket dissolve the sugar in the water
Add the other ingredients and stir
Cover and leave to stand for 24 hours
Strain and bottle into glass bottles with strong closures
Leave in a cool place for 2 weeks
It will keep in a cool dark place for around 6 months.