Recipe By Ollie Martin
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 1d 15m
Servings 6 servings Calories 585.6

This is a terrific drink for hot summer days, and a fantastic rival to lemonade. You’ll find food grade citric acid at a health food store or Asian market. Since this recipe makes a concentrate, dilute with water to taste or pour over ice to serve.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 24 elderberry flower heads
  • 4 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 ½ quarts boiling water
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces citric acid powder

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine the elderflower heads, sugar, lemon juice, and citric acid in a large acid-proof container. Pour the boiling water over the ingredients and let steep for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  2. 2 Strain the liquid by pouring it through muslin into a large bowl. Ladle into bottles and refrigerate, or pour into freezer containers and freeze.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 585.6
  • Carbohydrate 151.7 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 7.3 mg
  • Sugar 150.4 g

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