I made a small Elderflower Scrub just to see if I liked it.. o yes! its lovely..
- 4 to 6 heads of Elderflowers
- 1/2 cup of White Sugar
- 1/4 cup white wine Vinegar
- 1 cup of boiling water
Now with Scrub’s you can make it cold with fresh fruit and sugar allowing the juice to come out. but when it comes to herbs or in this case flowers, I wanted to make it the quick and hot way.
I picked 4 to 6 heads of Elderflowers and I stuffed them into a wide mouth pint jar and I poured one cup of boiling water over top and then put a weight on top to hold the flowers down and allowed it to steep and cool for 20 min. I strained the flowers out.
I then added the sugar and mixed it well, I added 1/4th a cup of White Wine Vinegar, you could use up to half a cup of vinegar if you like it really strong on the acid side, I do not, I like it mild so for me 1/4th of a cup was lots.
This morning after a night of chilling, I filled my glass this morning 1/4th full of Elderflower Scrub and finished the rest with cold water after I came in from doing morning chores.. Delightful!
Here is the Shrub at full strength, I liked the lovely yellow color that the pollen from the flowers gave it.