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elderflower liqueur

Does anyone have a recipe from which they've SUCCESSFULLY made elderflower liqueur? The elderberries are in bloom up and down the road, so I'd like to give it a try. I've seen the link to the honestfood blog, but I'd like to hear from someone else with experience. Thanks!

asked by mainecook61 about 3 years ago
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Buddhacat
SKK
added about 3 years ago

Mainecook61 - we need to come to Maine and learn from you! Seems we are stunted around elderflowers and/or making liquer. When you get a recipe please share it with us!

Buddhacat
SKK
added about 3 years ago

http://www.jammychicken... Just ran across this and it may be of use, or not.

Imag0055
added about 3 years ago

Thanks for the web site, SKK. Elderberries are still in bloom, so just might try the cordial---that is, if I can ever get a break from picking and shelling peas.

Buddhacat
SKK
added about 3 years ago

OK, I am now officially envious.

Dsc_0122.nef-1
added about 3 years ago

http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...

there was an earlier pickle on this topic, maybe the food52 member who tried this earlier can suggest ideas.

Dsc_0122.nef-1
added about 3 years ago

http://www.food52.com/foodpickle...
someone seems to have posted this recipe on the other thread, hope this helps!

Imag0055
added almost 3 years ago

Success. The flowers in the vodka (I used the formula on the honestfood blog) did turn brown, as reported on another post. To tell the truth, I kind of forgot about it for 6 weeks. But---the liqueur tastes lovely, like flowers in brandy. It is a caramel color. Per the blog, I strained out the flowers and added about 1/3 cup sugar.
The original recipe suggested, when first adding the flowers, adding some grappa, if you had it lying about. I happened to have about 1/4 of a bottle, so between that and the vodka and the flowers, it all turned out lovely.