Because I’m living at the mountains now some plants blossom here later. But I hurry to post this before it’s to late.
Elder, Sambucus nigra
You should cut the green stalks as short as possible.
Tnan you soak the blossoms in water and brown cane sugar for 24 hours, you stir from time to time, you strain the liquid after this and fill best in dark bottles.
If you want to perserve the precious syrup for a longer time you can boil or cook the bottles in the oven for some short time.
My try to make the fresh one fizzy the with some rice failed. Probably it’s the rice kind … I used paraboiled.
Than you can start immediately enjoying the refreshment.
The rest you can dry for tea. During this time it’s a natural scent and pure sweetness.