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A sprig of elderflower alongside a glass of elderflower gin

Elderflower gin

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Plus 24 hours steeping. No cook
  • Easy
  • Makes 500ml

Add a touch of summer to a classic tipple with this delicious elderflower-infused gin. Great for a summer gathering, served with tonic water and lots of ice

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
Nutrition: Per 25ml
NutrientUnit
kcal70
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs1g
sugars1g
fibre0g
protein0g
salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 6-8 freshly picked elderflower heads
  • 1 strip lemon peel
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 500ml gin

Method

  • STEP 1

    Shake any obvious bugs off the elderflower heads then put them into a large jar or jug. Add the lemon peel, caster sugar and pour over the gin. Cover and leave to infuse for 24hrs.

  • STEP 2

    Strain through coffee filter paper or 2 sheets of kitchen paper into a clean bottle. Keeps for up to 1 month. Serve with tonic water, lots of ice and a dash of sugar syrup if you like.

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