Summer is the time of year that the countryside is very generous with us if we are willing to take it up on its bounty!
Elderflowers are in full bloom at the moment and give us an opportunity to take advantage.
Elderflower champagne is a delicious lightly sparkling alcoholic drink perfect for a refreshing summer tipple. When it is brewed it will have an alcohol content between 3% and 5%.
Leave some flower on the bush as each flower head will turn into elderberries in the autumn which we can make delicious deep elderberry syrup and cordials from.
Enjoy chilled on its own or mix it with a little ice and gin with a sprig of rosemary for a delicious cocktail!