Sunday, February 14, 2010

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower drink - a very floral drink with a delicate but citrusy taste 
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I generally look upon syrups with disdain.

I like my beverages simple, natural and most importantly, not too sweet.

Syrups and cordials? With the exception of Ribena for that good old familiar taste, no syrups or cordials for me, thank you very much.

But I liked the name of this syrup at Ikea so much - think Elder Wand of Harry Potter.. or Elder Days and White Tree (the Elder Tree) of Tolkien. And besides, Happy did really rave about it when we went shopping at Ikea...

So during last trip to Ikea, I bought a bottle of this syrup.

I made some Elderflower drink today when my family came over for dinner, as part of our Lunar New Year tradition to visit each other's homes.

I added the syrup to some iced water, together with a couple of lemon slices and a squeeze of lemon juice.

The drink turned out pretty refreshing! It tasted like a very floral lemonade.

The Elderflower syrup from the Ikea Food Market.

This is how the Elderflower look like.. pretty, isn't it?


Blur Ting said...

Happy new year to you! Oh, I often see this at Ikea, I should buy a bottle next time.

grace said...

Haiya!!!! i shld have tried that just now!! but andy took out all the can drinks then i forgot all abt e elderflower drink u 1st offered =S Nvm.. next time!!! ;)

And Happy birthday to u once again!!! ;)

petunialee said...

Do you remember how much the elderflower syrup cost? And how many litres in a bottle?

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Oh.. Abt 16ounce I think.. I can't remember price but it's not expensive. Definitely less than $10...

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