Elderflower Infused Gin

This is a very fun and easy way to infuse gin with a fresh summer flavour.

You do not use an expensive gin. Just a moderately priced one will do the job.

All you will need is;
1 bottle of gin
Elderflower flower heads
Lemons
A large jar or jug
Glass weights or small clean river rock
Muslin

I often make this for gifts over the festive season.
If you are making this in the northern hemisphere I would enjoy with friends on a summer evening.

What do I do if the flowers turn brown?
This will happen if they are exposed to the air. Make sure they are weighted down by the glass weights (or a smooth river rock).
If the flowers begin to brown before the three days of infusing has finished, simply strain early to avoid a bitter taste.

Serve with;
Ice
Soda water
Mint leaves
Fresh raspberries or dehydrated lemons

Elderflower Infused Gin

This is a very fun and easy way to infuse gin with a fresh summer flavour
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 d

Equipment

  • Large jar or jug
  • muslin cloth
  • glass weights (or alternatively small smooth clean river rocks)

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle gin
  • 10 elderflower heads
  • 2 lemons (thinly sliced)

Instructions

  • Gently swish the elderflower heads in a bucket of water to remove any bugs or dirt. Place on a tea towel to drip dry.
  • Pour the gin into the large jar or jug.
  • Place the elderflower heads and thinly sliced lemons into the jug.
  • Place the weight on top of the flowers and lemons and leave for three days.
  • Make sure that none of the flowers or fruit are exposed to the air. Or if the flowers begin to brown before three days – simply strain early to avoid a nasty taste.
  • Strain the gin through the muslin cloth and store in the original bottle until you choose to gift in a smaller glass bottles; or simply drink.
  • Serve with ice, soda water, mint leaves and dehydrated lemons.

If you would like to make more Elderflower recipes. Check out these other suggestions.

Elderflower cordial

Elderflower marmalade

Elder flower infused vodka