The recipe I use is one I put together after browsing the Internet – mine was too sweet this week so I would add a little less sugar.
10 large elderflower heads (nice and white)
900g granulated sugar (reduce this according to taste)
Pick off any bugs (!), cut off stems and leaves. I gave my flowers a rinse in cold water. Place the flowers in a large pan.
Heat the sugar and water in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Cut off the ends of the lemon and slice up – my daughter did this, I don’t think it makes any difference how neat it looks!
Pour the hot syrup over the elderflower add the lemons and stir. Cover the pan for around 24 hours, though I know some like to leave it for longer.
Strain the mixture using muslin or kitchen paper and pour into your container/ jug.
I diluted mine with still water but I think fizzy would be good too. Some may even add vodka. Enjoy!