Socata (elder flowers wine) Recipe

Socata (elder flowers wine)

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Ingredients

  • 10 - 12 elder flowers
  • 1 lemon
  • 1kg of sugar
  • 8-9l of water
  • 1 tbs of dried leaven

How to make Socata (elder flowers wine)


Even if socata (elder flower drink/wine) is quite a common drink during the month of may when the elder (sambucus) come to flower I only had socata twice until now but each time it was a refreshing experience so I decided to try doing it on my own since no commercial variant exist
  • mix 8-9l of water with the flowers, the lemon cut in 16 pieces, lemon juice, sugar and leaven, cover and wait ...
  • for 3 - 6 days
  • using a wooden spoon mix the ingredients twice a day, taste
  • remove the lemon the next day in order to avoid a bitter taste
in function of how much time you let it rest more or less alcohol will get formed
  • it can either become a refreshing, sparkling drink (after 2-3 days) or a refreshing, mild alcoholic drink (after 5-6 days)

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    very interesting.. never heard of this before to be honest.. but a drink made out of flowers seems good to me!

  • len
    len says

    The elder or elderberry based drinks seems quite common (after a google and wikipedia search) but I think they fall in the "forgotten" category. In fact I have the habit of going once a week to a "old style" market. A few weeks ago there was this old lady with the elder flowers. I then remembered having and enjoying this drink sometime ago while visiting the country side and so I found the recipe. The flowers give the aroma, the sugar gets transformed into alcohol and the leaven makes it sparkle.

  • carvefx
    carvefx says

    i love socata.My grandmother used to make lots of it.I'm curious if they only make it here in .ro

  • carvefx
    carvefx says

    i love socata.My grandmother used to make lots of it.I'm curious if they only make it here in .ro

  • carvefx
    carvefx says

    i love socata.My grandmother used to make lots of it.I'm curious if they only make it here in .ro

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