Like every year, I try to use summertime to make delicious syrup. This time I finally managed to capture my elderflower experience and I am pleased to finally be able to share my syrup recipe with you.We have a lot of elder trees in our garden, which is why it would be a shame not to take this opportunity. Elderflower blooms from May to early July - so quickly collect a few umbels. Syrup is the perfect gift for all circumstances and is always a good idea. Of course, you can also just keep the syrup yourself and conjure up a super delicious summer drink with it. Since there are syrup recipes in all variants and flavors, I have developed a recipe, which I can call my own. You can find the recipe for my summer drink of the year right here.
25-30 umbels elderflowers
1 kg of sugar
1 ½ lemons
5 sprigs of fresh lemon balm
1 sprig of fresh mint
1.5 liters of water
- Collect the umbels and shake a bit to remove any remaining insects (please do not wash the umbels, otherwise the aroma will disappear).
- Slice half a lemon and orange and place with the umbels in a jar or mason jar (you can also take a pot with a lid).
- Add the water and herbs and let it rest for about 24-48 hours.
- After the time has elapsed, run the syrup mixture through a sieve into a large pot. Add sugar and bring the pot contents to a boil. Press the remaining amount of lemon and orange and add the
juice to the syrup after boiling.
- Fill the syrup in previously sterilized bottles and close them, keep cool and dry.