Hej på det! (Hello to you)! I have never really met a current, flowering herb, or berry that I didn’t imagine using in an exotic, refreshing beverage or a sweet, tasty baked good. Each country & culture have so many different edible varieties of plants and berries that I have never heard of! My mind begins spinning & dreaming of ways to "stir in" or "mix in" all my favorite drinks and edibles.  

     The elderflower is a small, white flower that grows on elderberry bushes. Both the dainty flowers and the berries are edible. The bush produces small, dark berries that are commonly used in juices and jams.

     It tastes similar to a grape or blueberry, with a more floral undertone. The flowers are sweet, honey-scented clusters of white that, when used fresh, make deliciously sweet cordials and liqueur. When sampled, the most frequent response is “Wow, that's good!’”and “You need to try this! Most often people will say it is like honey and flowers, but many also think it has some fruity elements (ranging from kumquats to pears).

     Bushes bloom from late May to early June and found throughout northern Europe, the U.K., and many parts of North America spreading in hedgerows across many of its fields. The berries are known to be rich in antioxidants. Elderberries can be as effective as “Tamiflu” when added with Echinacea (purple cone flower) root that may reduce flu symptoms, or other respiratory ailments.


       Using our Elderflower drink concentrate, we have some recipes

              for refreshing summer cocktails for you to try at home.


                                      “THE VALHALLA”

     In old Norse lore, it is the hall of the fallen in battle where the god Odin houses the ones deemed worthy of dwelling with him. The dead who reside in Valhalla live a life that would be the envy of any Viking warrior. All day long, they fight one another, doing countless valorous deeds along the way. But, every evening, their wounds are healed, and they are restored to full health!

2 oz Gin
1 oz Elderflower Syrup
3 oz Soda Water
Lime Wedge
(Combine ingredients & stir in glass)

                                              "ELDERFLOWER 75"

1/2 oz Gin
1/4 oz Elderflower Syrup. 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice. Fill With Champagne Garnish: Your choice!
Mint Sprig, Lemon Twist, Raspberries, Strawberries...

                                      "ELDERFLOWER GIN BLOSSOM"

3 oz Apple Juice 2 oz Gin

2 Wedges Lime
1/2 oz Elderflower Syrup Garnish: Cucumber



     Think of Elderflower syrup as you would rosewater - a little goes a long way. In many cake and pastry recipes, elderflower is used to enhance whipped cream or frostings. Like liqueurs, elderflower syrup can be poured over a cake to infuse it with flavor. Use these two delicious frosting recipes with your favorite white, lemon, or yellow cupcake recipes. When making your cupcake mix...add 3 Tablespoons of Elderberry Syrup.

                                         CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 stick (4oz) unsalted butter room temp.

1 (8oz) Block cream cheese room temp.

5-6 Cups powdered sugar
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. Elderflower syrup Tiny pinch of salt

                                          BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

1/2 Cup unsalted butter room temp. 1/8 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp. Elderflower syrup 1/2 Tbsp. Meyer lemon juice

DECORATE: with Edible flowers, Sprinkles, or Pearl sugar