Food and Drink

Recipe: Elderflower Gin

I think I’ve mentioned previously about my love of elderflower cordial. It is so easy to make, and so I thought I would try making some elderflower gin too. I love gin. I love elderflower. What’s not to love about elderflower gin!?

And what’s even better. It is even easier to make than cordial!

Once you’ve picked your elderflowers, it takes less than 5 minutes to make (and 24 hours to steep). Gluten free and vegan. And only 70 calories for a 25ml serving! But in reality….it’s going to be a 50ml serving, so 140 calories!¬†Drink responsibly people!


6-8 freshly picked elderflower heads
1 strip lemon peel
1 tbsp golden caster sugar
500ml gin

Recipe: Elderflower Gin


  1. Shake off any bugs from the elderflower heads (don’t wash them, it will take a lot of the flavour away), and put them into a big jar, bowl, jug, whatever you fancy really! Add the lemon peel, caster sugar and add the gin. Cover it, and leave it for 24 hours
  2. Strain the gin mixture either with a muslin, coffee filter, or a couple of sheets of kitchen roll into a clean bottle.

Recipe: Elderflower Gin

It is literally as easy as that! It will keep for up to a month, so you’ll just have to have a few nights of drinking it with tonic water and ice, and maybe even a splash of sugar syrup to make it a touch sweeter if you prefer. Or if you think you might struggle to drink it all on your own (!?!?!) you could be generous and share it with friends and family!

Review: elderflower gin

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