Recipe elderflower syrup:
600 g sugar
600 g water
Elderflower (without the stems – flowers have to contain loads of pollen)
Make the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar with water. Add the lemon. Cool down.
Put a container full with the flowers.
Pour the sugar syrup until completely covered.
Some of the combinations you can make with Elderflower;
As Metaxa is very close to the center of the Elderflower (meaning it combines very well), a cocktail Elderflower syrup + Metaxa is making a lot of sense.
Our recipe for the Whistle tree;
10 ml Elderflower syrup
15 ml Metaxa
40 ml sparkling water
Garnish with elderflowers (fresh or confit)
We called it Whistle tree as the name of Elderflower (Sambucus) originates from the Greek word for whistle (wood was used to make whistles out of it).
The cocktail begins with the floral notes of the elderflower and the Metaxa and finishes with the nutty, sherry flavors of the Metaxa.