Elderflower Syrup, a refreshing drink

Elderflower Syrup, Hollunderblueten Sirup

You can make a refreshing drink with Holunder or Elderflower syrup. Especially good with Seltzer water or Champagne, and if preferred with ice cubes

Elderflower, Hollunderbluete

Elderflower Syrup, a refreshing drink

Elderflower Syrup, a refreshing drink
Category: Drink
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 20 minutes

The Elderflower Syrup with mineral water very refreshing – makes about 6 liters of Elderflower water.


  • 40 Elderflower blooms
  • 4 Lemons
  • 2 Liter (2 1/8 Quarts) Water
  • 50 g (2 3/4 tbsp) Citric acid (Walmart or Amazon)
  • 3 kg (15 cups) Sugar
  • Clean Elder flowers (do not wash!) Shake off dry. Trim stems if necessary.


  • Slice the lemons. Drop all specified ingredients in a clean tub or large bowl.
  • Leave for 3-5 days in a dark and cool place, cover with a lid or cloth towel if possible.
  • Allow to stand until the sugar has dissolved. Stir everything well once a day.
  • Strain through a fine cloth (cheesecloth) into a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil briefly and fill into clean sterilized bottles (with screw cap).
  • Keeps great in the pantry, sealed 6 month.


Keeps great in the pantry, sealed for about 6 month

Nutrition information

14 drinks
Serving Size: 1/2 Liter
Elderflower Syrup,  Hollunderblueten Sirup
Elderflower Syrup, Hollunderblueten Sirup
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