• 850 ml boiled water, cooled
  • 750 g caster sugar (or light muscovado sugar, but the colour is less attractive)
  • 3 or 4 lemons, zested, juiced and sliced
  • 10 elderflower heads


  1. 1

    In a large bowl stir together the water, sugar and lemons. Add the flower heads and leave to soak for 24 – 48 hours.

  2. 2

    Strain the mixture through a fine sieve into a sterilised bottle and seal. It will keep well in the fridge for a few weeks.

  3. 3

    Dilute to taste and serve chilled.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 490kj 117kcal 6%
  • Fat 0.0g 0%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Sugars 29.0g 32%
  • Salt 0.0g 0%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 687kj/164kcal

Each serving provides

40.6g carbohydrate 0.1g fibre 0.2g protein

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