Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda

I made this recipe last year too, but, due to a small accident (the bottle exploded) I didn't get to show you the final drink. I used to make Elderflower Lemonade, but now I wanted to try more elderflower recipes. I was very impressed, I'd say it's like the Russian "Kvas", a kind of soda, flower flavoured.

I've already made two batches since the elderflowers appeared. I tried freezing and thawing them. They keep their aroma well, so you can make stocks for the winter as well.


4 l
10 pieces
600 g
4 pieces
2-4 lemons, depending on how juicy they are
Bakers yeast
10 g

Step by step

Step 1

Wash the  flowers thoroughly in a sieve.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 1
Step 2

Place in a deep jar - about 3 liters.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 2
Step 3

Pour the sugar over the flowers.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 3
Step 4

Squeeze the lemons - put the juice and peels in the jar. Pour enough water to cover all the ingredients well and leave the jar overnight, covered with a towel or gauze.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 4
Step 5

After this time, take some water from the jar into a bowl and mix with the yeast.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 5
Step 6

Transfer all the ingredients to a larger jar. I used a 5 liter water bottle. You could even cut its mouth, to make it wider.

Add the yeast dissolved in the water, mix everything well. Cover the bottle / jar with a gauze or towel and leave for 1-2 days until it infuses and acidifies. Taste periodically. Strain and place in the fridge when it seems fizzy enough. In a warm place, it can be ready even in one day.

Make sure you don't tighten the lid too much - it will definitely explode and this won't make your job very pleasant.

Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 6
Step 7

Keep in the fridge in bottles and serve cool with great pleasure :)


Wild Fermented Elderflower Soda - Step 7
Quantity: 5 l
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 20 min
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