Light Elderflower Wine

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By Roger Phillips

Published 1986

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(It used to be called ‘champagne’ but this is now illegal apparently!)


  • 4 elderflower heads in full bloom
  • 4.5 litres (1 gallon) water


Dissolve the sugar in a little warm water and allow to cool. Then squeeze in the juice from the lemon, cut the rind in four, put the pieces with the elder flowers in a large jug or basin, add the vinegar and pour on the rest of the water. Leave to steep for 4 days. Strain off and bottle in screw-topped bottles. It should be ready to drink in 6–10 days but test after 6 days anyway to see that it