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    Not time to make cordial, but chopped a couple of dozen elderflower heads,  zested a lemon and added the juice a pint of boiling water and a couple of tablespoons of runny honey bought back to the boil and strained.

    A very passable drink .

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    #389050

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    We made elderflower champagne once. Most of the bottles exploded. Good job they were in an outbuilding…

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    #389068

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    We made elderflower champagne once jazzy, completely by accident! We were making elderflower wine, as we had done in previous years, but for some reason, that year’s lot turned fizzy, it was absolutely beautiful! Clear as a bell and very delicious! Our French neighbours were totally sold on it, we never had it turn out like that again.

    I’ve also made elderflower cordial, very tasty!

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    #389085

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    We made some cordial last week, some more today and will repeat again this coming week while it is around.

    Also tried champagne which was very good though as one went ALL over the new kitchen when opened that put me off s bit.

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    #389095

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    My husband used to make homemade wine years ago, we had two bottles of red pop their corks one year, in the kitchen, he’s never made it since, he values his life too much. ;-)

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    #389144

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    I bet that made a lovely mess tigre!  :yes:

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    The first time I made white wine was many years ago, I was really excited about the prospect, bought labels, proper corks, corking machine and the shrink plastic tops, made around 10 bottles and went through all of the palava of corking writing labels etc etc which was great and they looked wonderful.  The wine tasted great but was gone in just over one week, a lot of trouble went into that just to make it look nice.  My advice to anyone starting to make wine is forget all the nice frilly bits, just concentrate on the wine and decant it when you want it, oh, and make more than 10 bottles worth!

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    #389179

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    Don’t even ask, Fruitcake, we had to redecorate.

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    #389200

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    Could i possibly have a recipe for the elderflower champagne & Cordial Please  ;-) .

    I would look on line, but would like the above experts recipes , What alcohol content is the champagne ?.

    thanks

    john

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    #389204

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    My Auntie May (Dad’s youngest sister) had some elderflower champagne under the sink in the early 1950’s. One bottle exploded as she was getting it out and she had glass splinters in her eyes. Luckily no lasting damage was done! :-)

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