Elderflower Lemonade

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2 quarts

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Real Irish Food

By David Bowers

Published 2014

  • About

Elder bushes grow abundantly in Ireland, and each summer, their branches are heavy with big clusters of tiny, creamy flowers. Their distinctive perfume is heady and vaguely citrus-like without being overpowering, and it’s frequently used as a flavoring in desserts and beverages (it pairs deliciously with apple juice) and to make homemade wine. In the United States, elderflowers are more commonly seen in northern climates such as Vermont and New Hampshire. If you’re fortunate enough to have