Boom Community Mocktails – Elegant Elderflower Dreams

Elegant Elderflower Dreams, a Mocktail suggestion

This is a delicious alcohol free summer drink made with Elderflower syrup and sparkling water. Add a slice of lemon to dress it up.

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Where I live it is called Hollersaft and we drink it ALL summer. It is also very easy to make your own Elderflower syrup. Here is what you need:

3 cups granulated sugar

1 3/4 cups water

2 tablespoons citric acid

15 elderflower heads

1 sliced lemon

1 sliced orange (optional)

Here is what you do:

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Remove any insects or debris from flowers. Do not wash or soak or they will lose their flavor.

Over medium heat combine sugar, water, and citric acid in a saucepan. Stir until hot and the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Let the syrup cool to room temperature.

Put blossoms, lemon , and orange slices in a large bowl.

Add the syrup to the blossoms covering them completley.

Cover the bowl with a towel and let sit for 2 days, stirring occasioanly.

Afer 2 days strain the syrup through a fine sieve or cheesecloth into a bottle. We used a clean dish towel.

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The syrup is stored best in a cool temperature.

Enjoy your Mocktail!

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