Elder Flower Syrup

Herbal extracts







For about 2 liters of Syrup

20-40 freshly picked clusters of elder flowers
3 large lemons, (preferably organic)
1.5 l water
1 1/2 kilos or 17 cup sugar
50 g of citric acid

  1. Place the flower clusters in a bowl that can hold at least 4 liters.
  2. Wash the lemons thoroughly and peel off the outer skin with a potato peeler and add the peel to the elderberry flowers..
  3. Slice the lemons thinly and add to the bowl in layers along with elderberry flowers and lemon peel.
  4. Boil the water, stir in the sugar and remove from heat when the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Stir in citric acid and pour the hot syrup over the flowers and lemons in bowl.
  6. Stir and let the syrup stand and pull covered with a kitchen towel for 3-4 days.
  7. Strain the syrup through a screen or a thin kitchen towel. Pour into clean bottles and store cold.



by Xilef Welner

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