Recipe: Elderflower liqueur with lemon
It's an easy recipe to make at home and you hardly need any ingredients...
A few days ago, I posted the elderflower syrup recipe, but the witchcraft does not end there. The second magic jar also paid off, so here is the recipe for elderflower liqueur.
500ml of alcohol 96°
Zest of an unwaxed lemon
500ml of water
What else is needed?
1 hermetically sealed glass jar (about 2 litres)
1 large saucepan
A wooden spoon
Two glass bottles
On the left is the syrup jar, on the right that of the liqueur. Here's how I did it:
Clean the flowers by removing the stems and the green parts. It's a job that can be meditative! Put them in the jar, add the lemon zest and alcohol.
Close tightly and let rest in the dark for 10 days.
In the meantime, shake the jar a few times a day. Occasionally press the flowers so that they are all covered with alcohol.
After 10 days...
Boil the water and sugar in a pan for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Next, add the sugar syrup to the flavoured alcohol, mix well.
Organize a structure similar to that of the photo. It is not the best looking thing, but it works.
Pour the contents of the jar onto the colander and squeeze the flowers well.
Definitely you need to filter a second time. Gauze helps a lot but it's not a miracle worker and a little "residue" will remain. It's not the end of the world: it's a homemade liqueur.
Before drinking it, or giving it away, let it stand for a couple of weeks. Then let me know if you like it. And remember: if you've cooked one of my recipes, don't be shy: reveal yourself, tag me. Don't be embarrassed: I'd be happy to see what you did.
I called my syrup, 'Witch's Syrup' and the liquor is called 'Lunar Eclipse'. Good eclipse to all.