Elderflower Vinegar – “How To Make” Recipe From The Jam Jar Shop

Posted by Neil Smith on

Bunch of elderflower flowers.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10-15 sprays of elderflower
  • 1 pint/600ml white wine vinegar.

Recipe Equipment

  • Swing Top Glass bottles
  • Muslin cloth
  • Large Jug or Bowl
  • Wooden spoon


  1. Take 10-15 sprays of elderflower and 1 pint/600ml white wine vinegar.
  2. Pick the flowers when in full bloom and snip flowers from the stalks. Discard any insects!
  3. Pack flowers into a clean jar then pour over the vinegar.
  4. Close, and leave in a sunny place for 2-3 weeks.
  5. When ready, strain through muslin and decant vinegar into bottles.
  6. Seal, and store in a dry, dark cupboard.

It is delicious as a salad dressing mixed with a light oil, or try it as a drink - use like cordial diluted with sparkling, iced mineral water. 


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