I was determined not to let this year pass without making use of the Elder Flower, last year the Elderberry wine went down a treat, so much so that only one bottle remains. Albeit 3/4's. The word is that the elderberry wine tastes so much better if you allow it to mature;-) Fat chance.....
Well I did have a go at Elderflower champagne and the process was... as the Meercat says 'simples'.
- 16 flower heads
- 4 lemons, rind and juice
- 700g sugar
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 4 litres hot water
- 2 litres cold water
- 1 sachet of champagne yeast (not in Hugh's recipe), this is an optional extra as the flowers have natural yeast.
Warning: Be carefull after the bottling up process as the brew can explode with the build up of gas.-