On Sunday we visited a friend's country house at the foot of the Lyulin mountain, picked cherries, walked around the hills, gathered fresh thyme (and I forgot to take my camera, such a pity. I'm addicted to taking pictures, I missed it a lot). Anyway, our friend treated us to homemade lemonade he made from elderflower - a plant, which is fairly common around that region and just in bloom. So, we gathered a handful of flowers and tried the recipe at home.
It's very simple:
Leave the flowers and one sliced lemon to macerate in a litre of water for two days.
Then remove the flowers and filter the water.
Add sugar and citric acid and keep refrigerated to avoid fermentation.
Traditionally the lemonade is made as a concentrated sugar syrup, which is served diluted with water.
We decided to make it only slightly concentrated by adding only a cup of sugar and 5 g of citric acid to a litre of lemonade, to be served diluted with water in 1:1 ratio.
Fresh and light drink for a hot summer day :)