Yes, summer is here. The hedgerows are full of frothy elderflower and the air thick with that sweet summery scent. Time to bottle it!
Couldn't be easier - simply put the sugar in a large bowl and pour over boiling water, let the sugar dissolve and the syrup cool a little. Meanwhile finely peel/zest the lemons and slice them. Stir them into the syrup with the citric acid and then drop in the heads of elderflower, give them a good swish around then cover and set aside for 24-48 hours.
Strain through muslin into another bowl and then pour into sterilised bottles.
Great summer drink served with sparkling water and a spring of fresh mint but I like something altogether more decadent and go for champagne cocktails or elderflower martinis.