Elderflower vinegar

Elderflower vinegar

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This easy vinegar recipe is a wonderful way to preserve this abundant spring flower, which tends to appear from mid-May to the end of June. Make up a large batch and it can be used year-round until the next season arrives. The vinegar is great for pickling vegetables, whisking into salad dressings, or even add a dash to your next gin and tonic for a tart finish.

1
Inspect the elderflowers for any bugs, dead flowers or spider webs and remove
2
Place in a sterilised jar and cover with vinegar. Leave in a cool dark place to infuse for 2 weeks
3
Strain through muslin cloth and bottle the vinegar (or return to the cleaned jar). It will last indefinitely
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