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


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



    Like all safe alcoholic drinks, gin is based on ethanol, an intoxicating liquid chemical that…


  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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10th Jun, 2018
This does not taste good what have I done wrong?
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