I love elder's flowers sweet smell. For me, if elder begins to bloom means summer is coming and it's time to make this wonderful syrup. Honestly, I'm not a fan of syrup, but elder's flowers syrup is exceptional..:-)) If you want to know more about elder , you can click this site :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus
It is easy to make. What you need:
2 handfull elder's flowers
1 bio lemon
1 lt water
1 kg sugar
First you have to wash the flowers carefully. Make sure no insects on it, cause I'm sure you don't want to have them in this syrup..LOL..
Then cut the lemon in thick slices. Put 1 lt water in a pot, add sugar, stir until sugar mixed well. Add elder's flower and lemon's slices.
Put the pot covered in a dark cool room. After a week is your syrup finish. Just remove the flowers and lemons, then boil the syrup. Put in bottles.
And how to make summer drink with it? Very simple, just put 1 tbs syrup in a glass, fill it up with 200 ml mineral water, add 1 slice of lime and 2 ice cube, stir well. Garnish with mint leaves. Your summer days gonna be perfect!!! :-))
I hope we gonna have a good hot summer this year!! Enjoy..