Elderflower Champagne

If you’ve never tasted it, let me be the first to tell you – elderflower champagne tastes like the nectar of the gods.  It’s very mildly alcoholic and very fragrantly floral.  Elderflowers are blooming right now here in western MA, so go pick a few (but remember to leave plenty to mature into fruits!) and make some for yourself.  (I used this recipe as my guide.)


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Here’s how it is at our house right now: I took a break from CSA work to make this nectar.  Ben was outside at the pond, Ella was in the bathroom mixing up “fairy dust”, and Gabriel threw a nutty and then lay down on the hallway floor and fell dead asleep.  Which is a pretty good view of our days.

Blessings on yours.

8 Responses to “Elderflower Champagne”

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    Adrie,Maybe there is something in the air,our house was exactly the same!!!I had 2 babies teething,one 3 year old who wanted me only,2 4yr old who didnt like ech other today,and a 6 year old who wanted to move in,ugh!!!I was hoping I was the only one with a day from MARS!!!!hahah sorry you had one too.Did get blueberry/strawberry rollups and strawberry/rhubarb rollups done though!!!Made 85 total,set for snacks for a few months!!!!HUGS HUGS!!!!!!xoxo

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    I’m popping over from Gypsy Forest, it’s nice to ‘meet’ you. I posted about elderflowers yesterday, but didn’t have elderflower champagne on my list, I need to try this. I have always used the berries, but never knew the flowers could be harvested too. Happy day when I discovered pinterest!

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    I was just looking at elder flowers on my walk yesterday and thinking I should get picking, but no great ideas came to mind. Champagne though…I’d best go for another walk!!
    That picture is great. I wish my kiddos would sleep that sound.

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    LOL, oh gracious, it must be the Midsummer crazies, Holly! Hugs to you. Rollups sound awesome, yum!

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    Thanks for saying hi :) Champagne is my favorite of all elderberry/flower concoctions, enjoy!

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    Good reason for a walk :) Lol, only this little one sleeps like that, his sister was the opposite!

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    I’m in central florida. Where might I find elderberries?

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    I’m not sure, since you’re so far. I would look up local herb or wild edible guides to find out when it blooms, and if it grows near you. Generally, elderberry loves wet places and is often seen with cattails.
    Good luck!

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