Homemade elderflower syrup

  • Servings: 2 l
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  • 10 elderflower umbels
  • 1 liter (4 cups) water
  • 1.5 kg sugar
  • 10 g citric acid or 1-2 lemons


  1. Pick the elderflower umbels in sunny weather, not right after the rain, or they will have no flavor. Place into the water without washing and marinate for at least 24 hours, up to 4 days.
  2. Strain the elderflower water through a kitchen cloth, then add the sugar and citric acid. Bring to a boil and leave to cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Fill into steriilized glass bottles and close the bottles immediately. Leave to cool on the counter.

If you love a more tart flavor, add some more citric acid or add lemon slices to your flowers while marinating. Autor: http://www.minhcakes.ch/en/elderflower-syrup

Happy Syrup-making!
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