Elder Flower Water


  • Elder blossoms
  • 1 half-gallon jar
  • Boiled water
  • 1½ ounces of brandy or vodka
  • Cheesecloth
  • Bottle or other storage container

Elder blossoms are best gathered on Midsummer's Ever or a full moon, preferably in June. Fill your jar completely with the elder blossoms and pour the boiled water over them.

Add the liquor and allow the mixture to steep for several hours.