It’s easy, it’s yummy!
Step 1 Locate (Black) Elder Trees and when flowering (sometime in June if you are in the Northeast) On a sunny day collect 3 large heads of fragrant elderflowers. Make sure they’re not going by (you can tell by the browning of the petals), otherwise the finished result will taste nasty!
Step 2 Shake any insects from the elderflower heads and immerse in 4.8 litres of cold water in a crock (a plastic bucket works well also)
Step 3 You’ll need one lemon, 750g white sugar, 2 tbsp white wine vinegar Peel a lemon, making sure not to include any pith. Squeeze the juice. Put the flowers, the lemon peel and juice into a large clean plastic bucket, together with the sugar, wine vinegar, and water.
Step 4 Stir vigorously.
Lots of CO2 = Big Elderflower Fizz!!!!
It is possible that one or two of the bottles explode! It seems a little random, it is possible that they’re less likely to explode the cooler.
Step 6 Drink cold. Great for a party on a hot summer’s day. I have heard that if stored in a cool place they can last up to a year!