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Elderberry lemonade: recipe for a refreshing summer drink

Erika IlyinaLS Food
Elderberry lemonade. Source: freepik

Elderberry lemonade is a fresh, refreshing drink that combines the sourness of lemon with the aroma and beneficial properties of elderberry. Its light taste and aroma cheer you up and give you a feeling of summer coolness at any time of the year.

Food blogger Volodymyr Yaroslavskyi knows exactly how to make elderberry lemonade. On his Instagram, he also shared how to make elderberry syrup, which is a part of the lemonade.

Elderberry lemonade: recipe for a refreshing summer drink

Ingredients for the syrup

  • water - 1 liter
  • sugar - 500 gr
  • lemon juice - 40 ml
  • elderberry flowers - 300 g

Ingredients for lemonade

  • elderberry syrup - 75 gr
  • ice - 50 gr
  • sparkling water - 200 ml
  • lemon - several pieces
  • mint or tarragon on request

Method of preparation

1. First, prepare elderberry syrup. Mix water, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.

Elderberry lemonade: recipe for a refreshing summer drink

2. Put elderflowers in a jar and pour the syrup over that has just been removed from the heat. Cover with a lid and let it cool.

Elderberry lemonade: recipe for a refreshing summer drink

3. Strain the finished syrup and store it in the refrigerator.

4. Prepare the lemonade. Put several pieces of ice in a glass. Add sparkling water and elderberry syrup.

Elderberry lemonade: recipe for a refreshing summer drink

5. Add a few slices of lemon (adjust the amount as desired). Mix and serve.

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