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Homemade Elderflower Champagne – So Easy To Make!

Last year when we moved out to The Pentlands I was delighted to find the hedgerows bursting with Elders and have been intending on making Elderflower ‘Champagne’ – this year, armed with a friend’s tried & tested recipe, (and said friend) I finally got around to it!

Be sure to wash the elder flowers thoroughly to remove any bugs
Be sure to wash the elder flowers thoroughly to remove any bugs

It’s beyond easy to make, in fact I’ve just made a second batch (and if I can collect enough bottles before it dies down, I’ll make another too, ho hum, a genuine excuse to drink wine on a school night :o) All you need is a few elderflower heads, sugar, wine or cider vinegar, a couple of lemons (I actually used limes in my second batch for a comparison) and water! Continue reading Homemade Elderflower Champagne – So Easy To Make!