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Homemade sparkling elderberry lemonade: perfect in the summer heat

Tetiana KoziukLS Food
Elderberry lemonade recipe. Source: Pexels

Elderberry blossoms can be used to make delicious and refreshing drinks, ideal in the summer heat: syrup, kvass, and lemonade . There is nothing complicated in making lemonade and all you need is a few simple ingredients: your favorite dried fruits, fruit, and, of course, mint. It is only important to observe the proportions and rules of fermentation.

Chef Sergei Batumsky (sergo_batumskij) shared a recipe for elderberry lemonade on his Instagram page, which can be easily prepared at home.

Elderberry lemonade recipe

Ingredients for 4 liters of water:

  • raisins - 20 g
  • lemon - 1 pc
  • rosemary - 1 pc
  • elderberry flowers - 15 pcs
  • sugar - 400 g (or date syrup)
  • citric acid - 15 g
  • mint
Drinks from elderberry blossom

Method of preparation:

1. Prepare and mix all the necessary ingredients in a bottle. There is no need to close the bottle with a lid.

2. Put in a dark place for 5 days. Leave to ferment, stirring the drink periodically (about 2 times a day).

What is elderberry good for and what drinks can be made from it

3. On the second day of fermentation, taste the lemonade and bring the sugar and acid to the desired balance.

4. After the allotted time, pour the lemonade into bottles and cool.

Refreshing elderberry lemonade at home

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