Elderflower Lemonade Recipe with Honey

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This elderflower lemonade recipe is a delicious summer beverage that can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Try it today.

Elderflower Lemonade Recipe with Honey

Elderflower Lemonade Recipe

This simple elderflower lemonade recipe is one you can create from fresh elderflowers or using elderflower syrup. I love being able to enjoy my favorite summer beverages on a hot day. You may want to check out my Lilac Lemonade Recipe and my Lemonade with Stevia.

Frequently asked questions

Are elderflowers edible?

The flowers are edible. But, the leaves, branches, and unripe berries are toxic. Do not eat them. Use only the flowers if you will be adding flowers when you make this elderflower lemonade recipe. Or, you can use the syrup instead. 

You can find the Elderberry Syrup at IKEA. It comes in a bundle with Lingonberry Syrup. And, you can also buy it on Amazon. Or, you can buy this one.

elderflowers on an elder bush

Which elderflowers should I use?

There are two different types of elders that I am aware of. The wild ones have white blossoms that are most commonly used. But, the black elderberry has pink blossoms. You can use either one. The pink blossoms may be more fragrant. But, both should work.

Or, just use the syrup. Elderflowers bloom only from April to June so you should keep the syrup on hand to use when they aren’t in season.

a glass of elderflower lemonade near lemons and a pitcher

Can I use another sweetener?

This elderflower lemonade recipe uses honey as the sweetener. But, if you prefer, you can use stevia, agave, or even white sugar. You will have to experiment to find the correct amount of sweetener. Some people like their lemonade more or less sweet. 

It’s important not to overheat the honey. If you do, you will reduce any of the health benefits of honey. For this reason, it’s best to use raw, local honey. You can often find it at local farmer’s markets. Or, you can get raw honey.

lilacs in bloom

Can I add other flowers?

Lavender, lilac, and honeysuckle all make wonderful lemonade when they are in season. Experiment with the ones that you like the best. 

What does elderflower taste like?

As you’d imagine, it has a light floral taste. It’s not super strong. It’s a very delicate floral taste.

How long will this last?

Once you make this elderflower lemonade recipe, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Elderflower lemonade recipe

What do I need to make elderflower lemonade?

Elderflower lemonade recipe

Ingredients for elderflower lemonade

For a more sour lemonade add more lemons. For a sweeter lemonade add more elderflower syrup or more honey mixture.

  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 cup of elderflower syrup or concentrate
  • Juice from 6 large lemons
  • 6 Cups of water 

This elderflower lemonade recipe is a delicious summer beverage that can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Try it today.

How to make this elderflower lemonade recipe

  • 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.
  • Stir in a generous amount of ice to the pitcher and serve.

This elderflower lemonade recipe is a delicious summer beverage that can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Try it today.

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Yield: 10

Elderflower Lemonade Recipe with Honey

Elderflower Lemonade Recipe with Honey

This elderflower lemonade recipe is a delicious summer beverage that can be made with just a few simple ingredients. Try it today.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 cup of elderflower syrup or concentrate
  • Juice from 6 large lemons
  • 6 Cups of water

Instructions

  1. Add honey to 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat gently over medium heat until honey is mixed well in the water and a simple honey syrup is created. Don’t overheat.
  3. Pour the syrup in a large pitcher. 
  4. Add in the elderflower syrup and juice from the lemons 
  5. Add in the remaining 5 cups of water and stir well. 
  6. Stir in a generous amount of ice to the pitcher and serve. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 1g

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