Elderberry blossoms are an integral part of natural medicine: they activate the metabolism, have a gently draining and circulatory strengthening effect and help against flatulence.
Elderberry blossom syrup tends to form "clouds" that are visually reminiscent of mold. But please do not worry, it is only crystallized pollen!
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Shake elderflowers to remove any impurities.
Rinse orange, lemon and lime and wipe dry. Cut citrus into very thin slices. Layer citrus slices and elderflowers in a large pot.
Pour in 2 liters (approximately 8 1/2 cups) of water to cover the fruits and flowers. Place a plate that is slightly smaller than the pot on top of the mixture.
Weigh down the plate with 2 large cans. Put pot in the refrigerator and allow to steep for 2 days.
Rinse 4 bottles (each 500 ml/approximately 1 pint) with corresponding screw caps with boiling water and leave to drain upside down on a paper towel.
Line a fine-mesh sieve with a paper towel and set over a bowl. Strain elderflower liquid through sieve and press solids with a wooden spoon to extract liquid.
Take out 200 ml (approximately 3/4 cup) of liquid and pour into a pot. Add sugar and bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Stir in the remaining elderflower liquid and citric acid. Bring mixture back to a boil. Add liquid sweetener to taste.
Using a funnel and ladle, fill the prepared bottles with elderflower syrup and seal immediately. Store in refrigerator.