We’re all about seasonal ingredients and love a bit of foraging – now that the elderflowers are in bloom we’ll be bottling that scent-of-summer fragrance by making elderflower gin.
This is an incredibly easy way to distill that delicate perfume into a grown up drink. You can adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet you like your gin.
3-6 large heads of elderflower
60g caster sugar
2 pieces lemon peel
500 ml gin (we like Holyrood Dry Gin)
- Gently shake or brush off any insects from the flowers.
- Place in a sterilised container with a lid and pour over the gin. Add the sugar and lemon peel and stir slowly to dissolve the sugar.
- Leave to steep for 24 hours.
- Strain the gin through a muslin cloth and transfer to a sterilised bottle.
Ideally drink within 4 weeks of making – not something we usually have a problem with. Delicious with tonic and ice, natrua