After seeing this done on a UK cookery programme i gave it a go! couldnt be easier and this instructible will show you how me and my brother went about it step by step making 6 Litres of lovely bubbly booze!
Not only is this my first published instructible but im also entering it in the Summer BBQ competition so lots of feedback and lots of votes please :) What better for your summer BBQ but some home made seasonal, summery, chilled fragrant elderflower champagne!
so as not to be accused of plagiarism the recipe was from here
. hats off to Hugh and check out his site for more recipies, cookery books and to read up on his campain ' chicken out' to increase public awareness on battery reared chicken living conditions!
im in the last stage of the process at the mo and will update with pics of the grand opening!
to cover my back... a few obvious points:
-this makes an acoholic brew of unknown strength (probably around 4%) so no underage drinkers!
-the pressurised bottles may well explode so be careful and use common sense
-WARNING- I have just been informed by a much wiser instructabler that elderflowers look very similar to the VERY POISONOUS hemlock plant! make sure you know what you are picking!!! As far as i know the main difference is that elderflowers smell amazing and grow from larger bushes and hemlock (apparently used as an execution method in times BC and added to a brew by the Macbeth witches) has red spotts and marks on its stems. More to come!