Elderflower syrup

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower syrup

Recipe by Jennifer-June


  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • 10  Elderflower Blossoms, rinsed and trimmed of all greenery

  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar(approx. 5 cups)

  • 2 cups water (approx. 4 cups)

  • 1/2 tablespoon citric acid 


  • Add the lemon slices and elderflower blossoms to a large heat safe mason jar

  • In a separate pot, add the sugar, water and citric acid and bring to a boil
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, pour the sugar syrup slowly over the lemons and elderflower blossoms and stir well to combine.
  • Allow the mixture to cool completely and cover with a lid.
  • Leave to sit for 48 hours, stirring a couple of times each day.

  • Strain the mixture through a fine strainer or cheesecloth to remove any impurities.

  • Add this syrup to a pot and bring it to a boil. Turn the heat down so the mixture sits at a low boil for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before use.
  • Mix with still or sparkling water at a syrup to water ratio of 1 ounce of syrup for every 1 cup of water or other beverage
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