Elderflower lemonade is a refreshing and delicious lemonade recipe to make.
Just 3 simple ingredients is all it takes to whip up this elderflower drink.
Honey, lemon, and elderflower syrup is all you need, along with water.
Serve this up to go with a meal for entertaining, a refreshing drink for that 2 pm slump, or anytime.
What Makes This Recipe Great
Fresh Lemons: First I want to share how to pick a good lemon. You want to find a blemish-free lemon at the store. Feel and reach for lemons that are heavy in size but also soft and not hard if you gently squeeze them.
Elderflower Syrup: The syrup or concentrate can be made yourself or you can buy it. It is a must for this lemonade.
It will give you an incredible flavor that is not overpowering, and it pairs nicely with the honey and citrus. So feel free to make your own concentrate or buy at your local store or online.
Tips for Juicing Lemons: You can take your lemons and roll them on the counter-pressing down just a bit. This is going to help loosen the lemon up a bit. So when you go to slice and juice you get a bit more of the juice out of the lemon.
Many swear by heating a lemon in the microwave for 20 seconds before slicing and juicing results in more juice per lemon squeezed. I have not tried this method.
- Honey – Raw, unfiltered honey is the best choice if you also want to take advantage of the added health benefits that honey can provide.
- Elderflower syrup – You can use any elderflower “concentrate” also known as a syrup. You can find it at IKEA or get it on amazon here. If you’d like to try a less expensive one, you can also try this brand of elderberry syrup.
- Lemons – Make sure to choose lemons that are nice and ripe. You could also use lemon juice if you do not have any fresh lemons available.
- Go right ahead and adjust this lemonade recipe to fit how much you want to make. Grab a larger container and double recipe for serving a crowd!
- In terms of sweetness, you can adjust it to your liking. That’s the beauty of the recipe. More honey is going to make it sweeter. Less honey or more water will dilute and level it out.
- Make sure that your Store lemonade in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Or it can take on flavors of the odor in the fridge.
- You can make this a day in advance of when you want to serve it. It tastes best when enjoyed within the first few days of making.
- Agave can be used to substitute the honey in the recipe if needed.
Step 1: Add honey to 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan. Heat gently over medium heat until honey is mixed well in the water and a simple honey syrup is created. Don’t overheat.
Step 2 – 4: Pour the syrup in a large pitcher. Add in the elderflower syrup and juice from the lemons
Step 5 – 6: Add in the remaining 5 cups of water and stir well. Add a generous amount of ice to the pitcher and serve.
Elderberry bushes produce a white flower, and that is called an elderflower. You will find this white flower offers a floral flavor that is mild and very refreshing when paired with a lemon or other citrus fruit.
Lemonade can store for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. I tend to give it a stir before pouring it into a glass. Sometimes you will find lemonade can settle a bit, so stirring can help ensure you get a well-mixed cup every time. Serve with some ice, fresh lemon slices, etc!
You guys will really enjoy this refreshing thirst-quenching homemade lemonade.
More Recipes to Love
Summer is the perfect time to try out a brand new lemonade recipe and I have some great ones for you below.
- Blackberry Lemonade: Delicious lemonade that uses fresh berries for a refreshing twist.
- Passion Tea Lemonade: When you are looking for a refreshing drink this summer, try this super easy to make Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Drink.
- Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade: This recipe combines strawberry and rhubard in a classic lemonade drink.
- ½ cup honey
- 1 cup elderflower syrup or concentrate
- Juice from 6 large lemons
- 6 Cups water
- Add honey to 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan.
- Heat gently over medium heat until honey is mixed well in the water and a simple honey syrup is created. Don’t overheat.
- Pour the syrup in a large pitcher.
- Add in the elderflower syrup and juice from the lemons
- Add in the remaining 5 cups of water and stir well.
- Add a generous amount of ice to the pitcher and serve.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.