Making Elderflower Champagne

We had hundreds of elderflowers growing on the trees of Walled Garden, so I (Dick) got the children to help me with picking them.

Within about 10 minutes we’d filled our buckets and took them in to the kitchen to start making our Champagne!

If you’d like to make your own Elderflower Champagne, you’ll need:

  • 2 pints compressed flowers

  • 3 pounds white sugar

  • 2 gallons of water

  • 4 tbsp of white wine vinegar

  • Juice & zest of 4 lemons

Stir everything together, and cover with a tea towel for 24-48 hours to ferment. Then strain your mixture and transfer to gassy bottles for two weeks to let it fizz up!

After the two weeks were up, we tasted ours on a lovely warm day in the garden with the family.

Posted By: Dick on 4th June 2020

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