A sprig of elderflower alongside a glass of elderflower gin

Elderflower gin

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Prep: 5 mins 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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per 25ml

  • 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
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Method

  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.

  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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ljhhuk
17th Jun, 2019
Leave to steep for at least 1 month & shake regularly.
ziggy1945
2nd Jun, 2019
1.05
Doesn't taste of elderflowers at all. Surely needs longer to steep before straining?
jonessusan
10th Jun, 2018
This does not taste good what have I done wrong?
katyrussell
22nd Jun, 2019
I haven’t tried this yet but I have read some other recipes that advice you to only use the flowers. If you left them on the stems it could upset things? Also recommends flowers that are just opening for the best flavour.
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