3 Simple Elderflower Drink Recipes


Learn how to make your own elderflower syrup and more…

It’s that time of the year again – the end of May / the beginning of June. The wind is warm, the sun shines bright and the air is finally filled again with a sweet yet bitter scent and we all know where its origin lies… or don’t you? The beautiful elderflower is in bloom at the moment and at least for me, it’s impossible to walk by without sticking my nose into the white flowers and breathe in deeply. Elderflower is also said to be really healthy and helpful when you’re suffering from a springtime cold.

But did you also know you could make lots of fancy drinks with the taste of elderflower? Of course you do, there are many variations on the market already and who doesn’t like their champagne with a bit of elderflower syrup in it, am I right? I’ve even heard of elderflower scented macarons already… how yummy! But I won’t teach you how to make those… I’m a fail when it comes to making macarons!

So today, I want to show you my 3 favourite, simple and quick elderflower drink recipes, so that from now on, you can make your own elderflower tea, syrup and more.

I hope you’ll enjoy this little culinary excursion. If you do, why don’t you let me know in the comments – perhaps also with your own elderflower recipe variations??

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The quick:

Elderflower tea:
4-5 umbels of elderflower
2 sliced bio lemons
4-5 spoons of sugar
About 1 Litre warm (not hot) water

1. Place the fresh elderflowers in a large jar, vase or similar
2. Slice the lemons and lay them on top the elderflower
3. Fill the jar to the top with warm tap water, then stir lightly
4. Add the sugar and close the jar with foil
5. Leave for about a day for the water to adapt the scent
6. Strain everything through a sieve and wash the lemons
7. Sweeten again if needed and place the lemons back in the jar


The versatile:

Elderflower syrup:
8-10 umbels of elderflower
3 sliced bio lemons
500 g sugar
1 litre of water

1. don’t wash the elderflower but shake it clean gently
2. clean and then slice your lemons
3. mix your sugar and water and let it cook while stirring it
4. fill the hot sugar water into a heat-safe jar
5. place the lemons inside and then dip the elderflower inside head first
6. leave the mix for about 2-3 days
7. press the mix through a cloth and cook once again shortly
8. fill into a bottle and close securely


The fancy:

Elderflower and wild berries:
Schweppes Wild Berry
1-2 teaspoons of elderflower syrup (see recipe above)
Some leaves of fresh lemon balm
Some fresh elderflowers
(Add some champagne or vodka for an alcoholic version)

1. (Fill your glass with alcoholic beverage of your choice)
2. Fill your glass up to the middle with Schweppes Wild Berry
3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of elderflower syrup
4. Decorate with leaves of lemon balm and elderflowers


Enjoy your elderflower drink!




9 Comments on 3 Simple Elderflower Drink Recipes

  1. Mariella
    Monday June 1st, 2015 at 10:16 AM (5 years ago)

    Tolle Anleitung und wuuuuuuuuuunderschöne Fotos! Da kriegt man Lust auf Sommer!!

    Mari x

    • Ricky
      Thursday June 4th, 2015 at 07:23 AM (5 years ago)

      Das freut mich sehr! Viel Spaß beim Nachmachen :)

  2. Verena
    Monday June 1st, 2015 at 11:58 AM (5 years ago)

    Ich liiiebe Holunder!! <3 Wirklich tolle Anleitungen, vor allem das letzte Rezept klingt sehr interessant!

    Alles Liebe

    • Ricky
      Thursday June 4th, 2015 at 07:24 AM (5 years ago)

      Oh noch ein Holunderliebhaber, wie schön :) Ich hoffe, dir schmeckt das letzte Rezept!

  3. Lisa
    Monday June 1st, 2015 at 12:45 PM (5 years ago)

    Uiui dann geh ich wohl mal raus und sammele ein paar holunderblüten! tolle ideen! :-)

    • Ricky
      Thursday June 4th, 2015 at 07:24 AM (5 years ago)

      Ich hoffe, du findest noch welche! ;D Viel Spaß!

  4. Lin
    Tuesday June 2nd, 2015 at 03:44 PM (5 years ago)

    Yummy, those recipes look delish! I think I’ll need to make some syrup for my elderflower lemonade, too!

    • Ricky
      Thursday June 4th, 2015 at 07:25 AM (5 years ago)

      Yeah, go on ahead, I’m sure you’ll love it!

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