Socata (elder flowers wine) Recipe
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- 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
- it can either become a refreshing, sparkling drink (after 2-3 days) or a refreshing, mild alcoholic drink (after 5-6 days)