“Take your hat off to the elder-bush,” says an old saying in Germany. The Teutons are told to admire the elder-bush because they believed that some goddess is living in the flowers. For us, the flowers of the elder-bush are one with the start of summer.
It´s definitely summer now in Germany. The most time quite hot, and sometimes thundering in the evening. The right weather for a fresh cold summer drink. What´s your favorite one?
Well, our choice is self-made elder syrup with slices of lemon, some fresh mint leaves, and soda water. Yummy and freshening on hot days.
Wanna make your own elderflower syrup? It´s quite easily done! Go for a walk, don´t forget a basket and your garden shears, to cut the clusters. Usually, the biggest and most beautiful flowers are on the top of the tree, out of reach. But if you are lucky, it does not take too long to fill your basket.
Our Recipe for Elderflower Syrup: