Elderflower Liqueur

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • elderberry flowers, enough to loosely fill a quart mason jar shake bugs off and removing all toxic stems
  • vodka (or more) or Everclear alcohol, 100-proof (or more)
  • 14 - 12
    cup sugar
  • 3 -4
    lemon verbena leaves (6/10/2014 I added and with lemon slices to keep the flowers under the Spyritus 96%alc.)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place flowers in the jar and covered the flowers in vodka filling so no air can get to the flowers. Close jar.
  • Optional place a clean lid from a slightly smaller jar upside down on top of the flowers to weigh them down under the vodka.
  • Place in a cool dark spot.
  • Give the jar a shake daily for at least a week up to a month.
  • Strain a couple times the second using an unbleached coffee filter.
  • Add sugar to how sweet you want it.
  • Place jar in the bar and shake it from time to time until the sugar has dissolved. When all dissolved enjoy room temperature or chilled in a Cordial glass.
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