Posts tagged ‘lemonade’

2011, May 29

Recipe of the month: Rose lemonade & Elder flowers lemonade

You may have noticed that I forgot to post a recipe last month. So this month I’m cheating a bit making up for that by providing sort of two recipes.

These are my favorite summer drinks :)

page rose lemonade

Rose lemonade

7 liters water
1100 grams sugar
1 lemon’s grated peels
2-3 lemons’ squeezed juice
3-4 fragrant Roses’ petals

 

Elder flowers lemonade

7 liters water
1100 grams sugar
1 lemon’s grated peels
2-3 lemons’ squeezed juice
6-7 Elder flowers

 

Preparation:

Warm up the water, dissolve the sugar in it, then let it cool until lukewarm.
Wash the Elder flowers or Rose petals and place them in a glass jar (or other kind of recipient with a large enough opening) along with the lemon peels and lemon juice.
Pour the sugared water into the jar over the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Cover with a gauze or similar fabric so air can get through.
Leave this to mature (ferment?) for around 5-7 days (possibly less if you place it in the sun), stirring 2-3 times daily.
When ready, filter and keep it in an open bottle in the fridge as your drink will be slightly carbonated, so a tightly closed bottle might explode.

Note: the more flowers/petals you add, the stronger your drink will become, so you can adjust the recipe to your liking.
Depending on your personal taste, you can add more lemon juice to the Elder flowers lemonade.

Happy drinking ;)

PS: I just made Rose lemonade today, can’t wait to drink some at the end of the week!

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