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Elderflower Champagne

2 Heads of Elderflower
1 1/2 lb White sugar
2 table spoons of  White-wine vinegar
1 gallon of Water
1 Lemon

Pick the Elderflower heads when in full bloom and put into a bowl
followed by the lemon juice, cut up rind (no white pith), sugar and
vinegar. Add the cold water and leave for 24 hours. Strain into
strong bottles, cork firmly and lay them on their sides. After two
weeks it should be ready to drink.

This is a summer drink, rather like lemonade, rather than a wine.

Source: Home Made Wines, Syrups and Cordials. by the National
Federation of Women's Institutes, 1957

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