How to make elderflower wine
If you fancy making your own elderflower wine, it takes a little patience, but the results are well worth the effort.
You will need:
- 1 pint of elderflowers (flowers only, no stalks)
- 8 pints boiling water
- 3 lbs sugar
- Juice and grated rind of a lemon
- ½ oz yeast
Add the lemon rind to the elderflowers, pour boiling water over them and stand for four days, stirring occasionally. Strain the lot through a muslin or fine sieve, then stir in the sugar, yeast, and lemon juice. Ferment at room temperature, and when it looks like any bubbling has stopped, give the liquid a stir and leave it to settle for three days. Give it another strain before transferring it to a demijohn to mature for three months, then bottle it up and give your friends a call for a sampling session.