When the weather starts to heat-up, the BBQ comes out, shorts come out, and we begin to think of cool refreshing drinks.
So, time to make the annual supply of Elderflower Champagne. Here (yet again) are the ingredients....
About 6 heads of dry, sunkissed, Elderflowers.
650 gms sugar.
Zest and juice of one Lemon.
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar.
6 litres water.
Stir, cover, leave 24 hrs, filter through muslin into strong flip-top bottles. Wait a few weeks, then drink chilled.
Open bottles outdoors; they can be fiery.